The Line Crossed Us:

New Directions in Critical Border Studies 

University of Lethbridge, June 14-15, 2019 

The University of Lethbridge sits in the heart of Siksikaitsitapii (Blackfoot) territory, where the Hudson’s Bay and Missouri River watersheds divide, and an hour’s drive north of the Canada-U.S. border. It is an ideal location for emerging scholars working on any aspect of border studies to gather for a two-day conference  June 14-15, 2019.   The conference brings Indigenous and migration politics into conversation while also historicizing contemporary border issues and “crises.” 


Click here to register for the conference and book your hotel room, and here to check out the program and abstracts.  Registration fees: CDN$50 for grad students and community members, CDN$100 for faculty.    Accommodations: We will be staying at the Lux Hotel on the U of L campus.  All meals included during the conference.    ** Registration deadline extended to Wednesday June 5!**

We are very pleased to present a free public film screening and reception from 6:30-8:45PM on June 14, 2019 at the Multicultural Centre in Lethbridge, AB.  Please join us for a special screening of the film El Muro | The Wall (2017), directed by Ramon & Rosalva Resendiz and produced in collaboration with the Lipan Apache/Ndé' Band of Texas.  Jeeran 55 is providing the catering, so please RSVP by June 5 for your free ticket at the Eventbrite link on the event's Facebook page


For more information about the conference please contact Julie Young, Assistant Professor of Geography and Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Critical Border Studies:

Paul McKenzie-Jones

Assistant 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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