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CFP: The Line Crossed Us 2021: New Directions in Critical Border Studies


Building on the success of our first conference in 2019, the Lethbridge Border Studies group hosted our second conference online June 10-11, 2021.  More than 60 scholars, activists, and artists from around the world joined us for two days of global conversations about borders.  You can view the program here.  


Two events were free and open to the public!

On Thursday June 10 at 11am (MDT) Dr. Benjamin Hoy delivered the keynote address, “A Line of Blood and Dirt: Creating the Canada-United States Border across Indigenous Lands.” Dr. Hoy is an Assistant Professor of History and the director of the Historical GIS Lab at the University of Saskatchewan. He has published on a wide range of topics including Indigenous history, borderlands, game-based learning, Indigenous representations in board games, and extradition policy.  

On Friday June 11 at 11am (MDT) four artists, activists, and scholars presented their work in a panel titled "Creative Defiance in the US-Mexico Borderlands."

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We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Research Chair Program;
the Dean’s Office, Arts and Science; the Mastercard Foundation, and the School of Graduate Studies

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