All of the titles below link to thematic research sections addressing borders and borderlands. Each section will open as a PDF and contains a written introduction with approximately 8-12 open-access and multi-media resources (books, articles, videos, podcasts, etc.).
What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Forced Migration?
What is visible about forced migration and those who experience it is not always the full picture. This section uses a transnational collection of books, articles, and films – some produced by people who’ve experienced displacement themselves – to present a more nuanced image of displacement.
US-Mexico Borderlands, Identity, and Community Engagement
This section aims to facilitate conversations about living in and conceptualizing the borderlands by highlighting the voices of those who consider the US-Mexico borderlands home.
What Is It Like To Go To School at the US-Mexico Border? An Introduction for Young Adults Interested in Border Studies
This section introduces young adults to what it is like to go to school at the US-Mexico border using videos, articles, books, and guided discussion questions.
Free Movement and Belonging in Europe: The Situation of the Romani Peoples
The Roma illustrate perfectly that for many Europeans, there is the perception that there are no minorities in Europe, only “migrants.” This section attempts to reverse that assumption and to put into question the ways in which Europeans are implicitly thought of as White, while “race” is often presented as a non-issue in Europe.
Forgetting Humanitarian Aid: Mutual Aid for and by Refugees
This section uses concepts of mutual aid to complicate traditional humanitarian aid structures in and around refugee communities while prompting readers to design and advance mutual aid networks themselves.
COVID-19 and Migration Detention in Greece: July 2020
In February 2020, Turkey announced that it would open its borders to Greece. However, with the collapse of the EU-Turkey agreement and the COVID-19 pandemic, Greece closed its border to several countries including Turkey and tightened its border controls. This section, created in July 2020, investigates the experiences of migrants in Greece during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.