The United States

All of the titles below link to thematic research sections addressing The United States. 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 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.

The Olympics, Community Gardens, and ‘Islands of Exclusion’: Gentrification as Forced Displacement

This section aims to introduce high school students to the concept of gentrification (mainly as it occurs in North America), help students understand the role gentrification plays in inducing and exacerbating forced displacement, allow for discussions on possible effects of gentrification including through a specific case study, and provide a space for them to collectively brainstorm next steps.

The United States Prison System Viewed as a System of Forced Migration

This section aims to facilitate novel discourse on mass incarceration and forced migration to show that the United States prison system is one of forced migration.

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.