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 will host our second conference online June 10-11, 2021.  More than 60 scholars, activists, and artists from around the world will be joining us.  The conference is free but we ask all presenters and participants to register, and that link will be available later in the spring.  


Dr. Benjamin Hoy will be the plenary speaker.  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. His forthcoming book with Oxford University Press is entitled A Line of Blood and Dirt: Creating the Canada-United States Border across Indigenous Lands and examines the creation and enforcement of the Canadian-United States border between 1775 and 1939 and its impacts on the Indigenous residents whose land the border was created across.  

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Paul McKenzie-Jones

Associate Professor

Indigenous Studies

Office: A442 (University Hall) 

Phone: (403) 329-2312


Sheila McManus


History Department

Office: C872 (University Hall) 

Phone: (403) 329-2540


Julie Young

Assistant Professor

Geography Department

Office: B874 (University Hall) 

Phone: (403) 329-2076


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