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Association For Borderlands Studies

Sunday. 31 March, 2024 - Saturday. 06 April, 2024
Week 14
Wednesday. 03 April, 2024
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

WSSA Welcoming Reception

Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes

Thursday. 04 April, 2024
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

ABS-02 Border cities, border life (1)

Live Oak

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Sergio Pena, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

 

The Border Transect
   - Francisco Lara-Valencia, Arizona State University

How cities on the US-Mexico border differ from interior cities
   - James Gerber, San Diego State University, Emeritus

Borderlands Studies over a Margarita, or Two
   - T Mark Montoya, Northern Arizona University

Transborder Identity Development: A Photovoice Constructivist Grounded Theory Study.
   -
Vannessa Falcón Orta, Division of Education, SDSU-Imperial Valley; Borderlands Education Center, University of Arizona 

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

ABS-03 Women bodies and border experiences

Mesquite

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Mark Mallory, Texas A&M University

 

Family Separation Across the US/Mexico Border: Grass Widows
   - Gabriele Kohpahl, East Los Angeles College

Canada-US transborder travels for reproductive healthcare
   - Andreanne Bissonnette, Western Washington University

¡La policía no me cuida, me cuidan mis amigas! : A Critical Border Studies analysis to the state’s containment strategies against women’s protests in Mexico.
   - Fernanda Soria Cruz, Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. University of Southern California.

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

ABS-01 Populism and bordering processes

Directors

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Martin van der Velde, Radboud University Nijmegen

 

The Border, Canadian Identity, and the Freedom Convoy of February 2022
   - Randy Widdis, University of Regina

Shifting border logics: How irregular migration across the Canada-US border challenges the state-territory-border tautology
   - Christian Leuprecht, Royal Military College of Canada & Queen's University
   - Naomi Frooman, Toronto Metropolitan University

Asylum Seekers, Neo-Racist Populism, and the Argument from Genuine Fears

   - Ibrahim Berrada, Northern Arizona University

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

ABS-04 More Than Human Approach to the Role of Terrain in Bordering

Directors

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: John Buchanan & Karen Dean, Tallinn University

 

More Than Human Look at Internal Bordering: Terrain and Burma’s Dual System of Opium Regulationz
  - John Buchanan, Tallinn University
   - Karin Dean, Tallinn University

Terrain’s Agency in Bordering the Eastern Himalayas
   - Karin Dean, Tallinn University

The place of terrain in border theoretical approaches: between materialism and idealism
   - Xavier Oliveras-Gonzalez, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

ABS-05 Border cities, border life (2)

Live Oak

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Francisco Lara-Valencia, Arizona State University

 

Daily spatial mobility in cross-border conurbations: the case of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua and El Paso, Texas (2023)
   - César M. Fuentes, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

Border Shutdown: Exploring the Interconnected Lives of Ajo, Arizona, and Sonoyta, Sonora through the Lens of the Lukeville Port of Entry Closure
   - Ana Sanchez-Bachman, SUNY Binghamton

From Globalization to Regionalization: Analysis of Texas Cross-Border Goods Movement
   - Daniel Covarrubias, Texas A&M International University

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

ABS-06 Film Studies on the Border

Mesquite

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Linda Belau, University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley

 

Reverse Anthropology & Border Noir
   - Ed Cameron, University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley

History, Difference, and the Border in John Sayles’ Lone Star
   - Linda Belau, The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

The Permeable Border: Imperialism, the Drug War, and Revolution in Netflix's Narcos
   - David Anshen, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

ABS-07 Roundtable - Rethinking borders, belonging and identity after the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Directors

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Paul Richardson, University of Birmingham

 

Rethinking borders, belonging and identity after the Russian invasion of Ukraine
   - Paul Richardson, University of Birmingham
   - Tatiana Zhurzhenko, The Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS)
   - James Scott, University of Eastern Finland
   - Peter Balogh, Eötvös Loránd University
   - Jussi Laine, University of Eastern Finland

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

ABS-08 Book Presentation - Frontiers of Empire: Max Sering, Inner Colonization, and the Germany East, 1871-1945

Live Oak

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Discussant: Victor Konrad, Carleton University

 

Frontiers of Empire: Max Sering, Inner Colonization, and the Germany East, 1871-1945
   - Robert Nelson, University of Windsor

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

ABS-12 Towards A New Research Methodology in Cultural Border Studies

Mesquite

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Astrid M. Fellner and Eva Nossem, Saarland University

 

Bordertextures and the Sensing and Making Sense of the Border
   - Eva Nossem, Saarland University | UniGR-Center for Border Studies

Bordertextures and the Intertwinings of Border Knowledges in the Americas
   - Astrid M. Fellner, Saarland University; UniGR-Center for Border Studies

CHILDREN AT THE BORDER: Exploring migration NARRATIVES through the lens of bordertexturing
   - Svitlana Kot, Saarland University, Petro Mohyla Black Sea University

De-Bordering Border Studies: Bordertexturing as Research Practice
   - Tobias Schank, Saarland University (Germany)

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

LASC-05/ABS-10 Social Construction of the U.S.-Mexico Border Identity through the Arts

Directors

Coordinator: Jesus Ruiz Flores
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Affiliation: Universidad de Guadalajara

Coordinator: Debra D. Andrist
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Affiliation: Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA

Coordinator: Fernando Pedro Viacava-Breiding
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Affiliation: Tecnologico Nacional de Mexico, Campus Morelia

 

Chairperson: Maria de los Angeles Flores, The University of Texas at El Paso

 

Discussant: Manuel Chávez – Michigan State University

 

Juárez en la mira (novela) obra inspirada por la frontera desde 1865

   - Roberto Perezdiaz, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, México

Cartoneros (Cardboard Scavengers): A Short Film (14 minutes)
   - Marcela Moran, Texas A&M International University

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

CJC-03/ABS-14 International Crime and Justice

Pecos

Coordinator: Stephani Anne Williams
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Affiliation: Northern Arizona University

Coordinator: Andrew Brown
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Affiliation: Northern Arizona University - Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

 

Moderator: Todd Hataley, Fleming College

 

The Fine Art of Trafficking in Global Financial Crime
  - Christian Leuprecht, Royal Military College of Canada & Queen's University 
  - Mikayla Ozga, Mikayla Ozga, Carleton University
Gun Violence in Cd. Juarez, Mexico: Media Representations and Official Counts

  - Mike Tapia, TX A&M University-Commerce
Unmasking Al Qaeda: Analyzing the Evolving Threat Landscape
  - Huseyin Cinoglu, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) 
THE PROTECTIVE ROLE OF TRAVEL VISAS: A CANADA – MEXICO CASE STUDY
  - Todd Hataley, Fleming College
Global Sex Trafficking as a manifestation of shifting border logics: Transnational bordering patterns of sexual exploitation by white-collar criminals
  - Christian Leuprecht, Royal Military College of Canada & Queen's University 
  - Mikayla Ozga, Carleton University

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

ABS-13 Book Presentation - Listening to Laredo: A Border City in a Globalized Era

Directors

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Anna Casaglia, University of Trento

 

Discussant: Maria Veronica Elias, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador

 

Listening to Laredo: A Border City in a Globalized Era
   - Mehnaaz Momen, Texas A&M International University
   - Maria Veronica Elias (discussant),

Friday. 05 April, 2024
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

WSSA Breakfast & Give Back

Garden Terrace

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

ABS-15 Metodologías de investigación y acción sobre las problemáticas sociales en las fronteras: Región Paso del Norte, California, Tamaulipas y Yucatán

Live Oak

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson:Rafael Mauricio Marrufo, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

 

Discussant: Leticia Peña-Barrera, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

 

INTENTOS POR INSTITUCIONALIZAR LA PLANEACIÓN URBANA EN MATAMOROS, TAMAULIPAS, 1930-2000. UTOPÍA EN UNA CIUDAD DE FRONTERA
   - Sonia Bass Zavala, Universidad Autónoma del estado de Hidalgo
   - Rafael Silva Aguilar, Gobierno Municipal de Matamoros, Tamaulipas
   - Silvia L. Aguilar Velázquez, Universidad Autónoma del estado de Hidalgo

Metodologías participativas y su aplicación en proyectos de investigación de Pronaces- Conahcyt de zonas vulnerables de Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua; Mexicali, baja California y Mérida, Yucatán.
   - Luis Herrera Terrazas, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez
   - Leticia Peña Barrera, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez
   - Carmen Garcia Gomez, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan

Aplicación de Metodologías Participativas para el fortalecimiento del capital social en ciudad Juárez, Chih.
   - Leticia Peña-Barrera, UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE CIUDAD JUAREZ
   - Judith Gabriela Hernández Pérez, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

Social perception of the benefit of an intervention to detect heart diseases in newborns on the Juarez-El Paso border
   - Rafael Mauricio Marrufo, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez
   - David Reyes Ruvalcaba, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

La Encuesta de Viajes Origen-Destino Transfronteriza; Una Propuesta Metodológica para la Medición de la Movilidad Espacial Cotidiana entre Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua y El Paso, Texas
   - César M. Fuentes, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
   - Luis Calva, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

ABS-18 Multiple crisis and the EU border management

Live Oak

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Jussi Laine, University of Eastern Finland

 

Everyday life in the borderland under the conditions of the migration crisis - residents of the Polish-Belarusian borderland after 2021. Methodological and ethical reflections from field research.
   - Malgorzata Bieńkowska, Faculty of Sociology University of Bialystok

Imagined Borders, Imagined Homelands: How Territorial Attachment Affects Nationalist Attitudes in Republika Srpska
   - Fedor Popov, University of Colorado Boulder

African Immigrants’ experiences at the Ukraine border points during Russian Invasion: Meta-analysis of Racism during Global Crisis
   - Frank O Ojwang, University of Lapland
   - Dmytro Mamaiev, Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

ABS-19 Reasearch methods and practices in Border Studies (1)

Mesquite

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Johanna Jaschik, University of Luxembourg

 

Trenzando Fronteras: border crossing as methodology and praxis
   - Ana Sandoval, Rutgers University-Newark

Ethnicity in the borderland. Ethical issues
   - Karolina Radłowska, University of Bialystok

Borders that connect: autoethnography of a Taiwanese scholar working in Indo-China borderland
   - Iris Ru-Yu Lin, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

NGOs Deconstruction of Narrative at the U.S.-Mexico Border
   - Sonia Martinez, Idaho State University

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

ABS-17 (MC) Media analysis as a methodology to understand border representations

Directors

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Laurie Trautman, Western Washington University

 

40 Years of the High Ross Treaty: Media, Advocacy, and Diplomacy
   - Derek Moscato, Western Washington University

Mainstream media and perceptions of the Canada-US border line: the case of the Quebec-US border
   - Elisabeth Vallet, CMR-St Jean and UQAM
   - Snell, Kristy, School of Journalism – Concordia University

Common border, common narratives? Analysis of media coverage of four COVID-19 travel measures implemented between the US and Canada
   - Andreanne Bissonnette, Western Washington University
   - Jennifer Bettis, Western Washington University

Beyond Immigration News Coverage Routines on U.S. English-language and Spanish-language Media: Reaching the Next Level of Reporting
   - Maria de los Angeles Flores, The University of Texas at El Paso

11:15 AM - 1:00 PM

WSSA President's Luncheon

Garden Terrace

This is a ticketed event.

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

ABS-20 Borders and mobility in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic

Directors

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Randy Widdis, University of Regina

 

Border Perceptions and Leisure Mobilities before, during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic: Investigating Social Resilience in the Dutch-German Border Region
   - Martin van der Velde, Nijmegen Centre for Border Research, Radboud University Nijmegen

Cross-Border Commissioners: The Management of Australia’s Sub-National Border Closures Amidst Covid-19
   - Jessica Collins-Bojovic, Macquarie University
   - Andrew Burridge, Macquarie University

Failing to Protect Bare Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Migrants as Carriers of the Virus and the Un-protection of Mobility Rights in the Americas
   - Claudia Donoso, Associate Professor, Department of International Studies and Global Affairs, St. Mary's University

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

ABS-22 Reasearch methods and practices in Border Studies (2)

Mesquite

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Ana Sandoval, Rutgers University-Newark

 

A slow movement towards contingency: the challenges of IR and anthropology in the study of the borders (provisional title)
   - Giovanni-Clemente Rossi, University of Palermo

Children's Perceptions of Health Risks Caused by Urban Floods in the U.S-Mexico Border
   - Francisco Lara-Valencia, School of Transborder Studies, Arizona State University
   - Hilda Garcia, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
   - Adriana Zuniga, University of Arizona

Chronoreferencing the Italian-Slovenian Borderlands. Citizen Science, Digital Hermeneutics and Output Criticism
   - Johanna Jaschik, University of Luxembourg

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

ABS-27 People, Land and Ancestors: Examining Colonial Violence and Relationships of Resistance at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Live Oak

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Christina Leza, Colorado College

 

Imaginary Lines and Emerging Solidarities (part of the People, Land and Ancestors panel)
   - Christina Leza, Colorado College

La linea imaginaria, 2022 (part of People, Land and Ancestors panel)
   - Karla Garcia, Dallas College

Imperial Dis-ease: The U.S.-Mexico Border Wall and Settler Colonial Failure (part of panel: "People, Land and Ancestors"
   - Judy Rohrer, Eastern Washington University

Immigration and environmental intersections regarding the U.S. Mexico border (part of People, Land and Ancestors panel)
   - Eliana Miranda, Nuestra Artist Collective

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

ABS-23 (PS, GD) Book Presentation - Security. Cooperation. Governance. The Canada-United States Open Border Paradox

Directors

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Christian Leuprecht, Royal Military College of Canada & Queen's University

 

Security. Cooperation. Governance. The Canada-United States Open Border Paradox
   - Christian Leuprecht, Royal Military College of Canada & Queen's University
   - Todd Hataley, Fleming College
   - Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, University of Victoria
   - Laurie Trautman, Western Washington University

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

ABS-24 Oportunidades económicas y desarrollo en las fronteras de América Latina (2)

Live Oak

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Tania Estefany Jimenez Cala, Universidad Arturo Prat de Chile

 

Turismo dental trasfronterizo México-EUA: El perfil de la oferta en San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora
   - Tomás Jesús Cuevas Contreras, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez
   - Dra. Sonia Zermeño Flores, Universidad Estatal de Sonora
   - Dr. Jorge Quiroz Félix, Universidad Estatal de Sonora

La economía de las caseras en el espacio fronterizo Bolivia-Chile. Un estudio desde las economías populares
   - Tania Estefany Jimenez Cala, Universidad Arturo Prat de Chile

Aguas termales y turismo de salud en el Noroeste del Estado de Chihuahua, México
   - Tomás Jesús Cuevas Contreras, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez
   - Isabel Zizaldra Hernández, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez
   - Francisco Bribiescas Silva, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

ABS-25 Unsettling racial and colonial borders

Mesquite

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Anna Casaglia, University of Trento

 

Intersections of peripheral Indigeneity; Kumeyaay identity at the US-Mexico Border.
   - Ryan Ahn Roden, Graduate Degree Fellow at the East-West Center, Department of Political Science, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

(De)Bordering Whiteness: Analyzing Whiteness through a Border Framework
   - Katie Clones, Arizona State University

“Even More Deeply in Shadow”: Conceptualizing Bordering Processes in Black Seminole Women‚Äôs History
   - Mark Mallory, Texas A&M University

Dismantling Crimmigration Narratives & Policies Through Decoloniality: Indigeneity & Identity Politics
   - Rosalva Resendiz, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
   - Lucas Espinoza, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
   - Luis Espinoza, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

RAS-03 San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm Fieldtrip

Field Trip to the San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm at Mission San Juan


Please join us for an amazing local experience on Friday afternoon from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Sign up at the Registration Desk by 1:00 p.m. to guarantee a spot on this local trip.

 

 

The San Antonio Food Bank’s farm at Mission San Juan is actually on a National Park site. All of the San Antonio Missions, besides the Alamo, are run by the National Park System, and ours is an unusual land use agreement where we’re able to cultivate on some of its land. When the Spanish colonists arrived and established the missions almost 300 years ago, they started farming that land using acequias, which were diversion ditches inspired by Roman and Moorish irrigation techniques. We continue the same tradition by farming this land, where a portion is irrigated using the historic methods of the Spanish and the indigenous. We also focus on cultivating more drought tolerant crops that can withstand rising temperatures. What food we grow ends up going to the community in South Texas that needs it through our Food Bank distribution programs.

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

WSSA Business Meeting

Frio

Attendees

WSSA Executive Council

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

ABS-21 Epistemology and Methodologies: Current and Future US-Mexico Borderlands Theory and Praxis

Live Oak

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Rafael Luévano, Chapman University

 

The Humanities and the Social Sciences:  An Interdisciplinary Lens for the US-Mexico Border
   - Rafael Luevano, Chapman University - Religious Studies

La Espera: Visualizing the Wait through Border PAR
   - Nancy Rios-Contreras, Chapman University

Racial biopower and Operation Lone Star on the Texas-Mexico border: A theoretical perspective
   - Jennifer Correa, Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Teaching Borders: Examining the Normative Commitments of a Still-Evolving Metadisciplina
   - Tony Payan, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez/Rice University

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

ABS-26 Climate, Conflict and Covid: Contemporary Disruptions Shaping Borders, Borderlands and Border Processes

Directors

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Victor Konrad, Carleton University

 

(Re)Bordering during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for border management in North America
   - Laurie Trautman, Western Washington University

Climate-Forced Disruptions, Scalar Dynamics and Critical Border Scholarship.
   - Thomas Ptak, Texas State University

Borders and conflict in West Africa
   - Steven Radil, U.S. Air Force Academy

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

ABS-28 Comparative Border Studies: Bordering, mobility, and cooperation in North American borders

Mesquite

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Xavier Oliveras-Gonzales, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

 

Construcción de gobernanza para las movilidades humanas desde los actores locales: una aproximación desde la sociología
   - Maria Guadalupe Ortiz Gomez, Consejo Nacional de Ciencias Humanidades y Tecnologías - El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Unidad San Cristobal

Cooperación transfronteriza en las fronteras norte y sur de Estados Unidos : un modelo comparativo de gestión multinivel
   - Enrique Varela, Universidad de Vigo
   - Francisco Lara, Arizona State University

Asymmetry, Institutional Distance, and Wickedness in Crossborder Planning: Cascadia and Cali-Baja Regions
   - SERGIO PEÑA, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

Cooperación transfronteriza en salud: el caso de los programas binacionales de vacunación
   - Hilda Garcia, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

El proceso de fronterización y refronterización y su impacto en las dinámicas de movilidad transnacional y transfronteriza  
   - Pablo Wong-González, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo (CIAD)
   - Francisco Lara-Valencia, Arizona State University

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

ABS Networking

Directors

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento, Autonomous Province of Trento

 

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

ABS Networking

Live Oak

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento, Autonomous Province of Trento

 

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

ABS Networking

Mesquite

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento, Autonomous Province of Trento

 

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

ABS Networking

Pecan

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento, Autonomous Province of Trento

 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

AFIT - Keynote Speaker Dr. James Galbraith

Pecos

Dr. James K. Galbraith, Ph.D.

 

Inflation, Sanctions, Demography: Some practical applications of evolutionary and institutional economics.

 

Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government
University of Texas at Austin
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

 

Click Here for Dr. Galbraith's Bio

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A Facebook Concert

Presidential Suite

Coordinator: Lisa Ossian
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Affiliation: Indian Hills Community College

 

The Kinkaider's Song:  A Homesteader Ballad from the Nebraska Sandhills

 

   - Tom Isern, North Dakota State University

 

The family of prairie folksong tracing lineage to the gospel hymn, “Beulah Land,” is prolific. “Beulah Land” is about a place, the blissful afterlife. Prairie singers borrowed its melody and motifs to localize them to their own places on the plains, sometimes as joyful paeans to a bountiful country, other times as sardonic commentaries on a hard land. “The Kinkaider’s Song” is exceptional in that it is traceable to a particular time and place: the Kinkaider picnic of 16 August 1911, a gathering of homesteaders at the Will Davis grove, a seven-year-old tree claim near Anselmo, in northern Custer County, Nebraska. Fourteen-year-old Matilda Matthews was there and wrote for a regional newspaper, the Atkinson Graphic, “We composed a song, ‘The Kinkaider’s Song,’ and sang it.” The song resounding through the Davis grove in 1911 arose from the historical circumstances of the Kinkaid Act of 1904, which allowed homesteads of a full section, 640 acres, rather than a quarter-section, 160 acres. Its sponsor and heroic proponent, Congressman Moses P. Kinkaid, was present when the Kinkaiders sang their anthem in his honor. From there the song passed into oral tradition and the mysterious canon of Great Plains balladry. Recently discovered, the original text and circumstances of “The Kinkaider’s Song” illustrate the capacity of digitized source materials to move ballads previously anonymous into the realm of known authorship and context--an important development in the interpretation of Great Plains folksong.

Saturday. 06 April, 2024
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

ABS-29 Border regions and cooperation

Directors

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Daniel Covarrubias, Texas A&M International University

 

Cross-border spatial imaginaries and the paradox of the border. The case of Cali-Baja binational mega-region
   - Christophe Sohn, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)

Emerging Trends in Canada-US Cross-Border Governance at the Subnational Scale: Opportunities and Challenges
   - Jennifer Bettis, Border Policy Research Institute, Western Washington University

Cross Border Cooperations in Latin America
   -
Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, University of Victoria

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

ABS-30 Governing integration: asylum seekers and political strategies

Live Oak

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Paul Richardson, University of Birmingham

 

Populism and Education: A Comparative Analysis of Education Strategies in Canada and the United States
   - Ibrahim Berrada, Northern Arizona University
   - Paul Coleman, Arizona State University

Interorganizational governance of asylum seekers: Between human rights activism and political backlash
   - Maria Veronica Elias, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador
   - Bertha A. Bermúdez Tapia, New Mexico State University

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

ABS-31 Governance and Infrastructure on the US-Mexico Border: Narratives, Models and Agreements

Mesquite

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Donna Lybecker, Idaho State University

 

Models of water resource management in binational watersheds
   - Irasema Coronado, ASU School of Transborder Studies
   - Paul Ganster, San Diego State University
   - Francisco Lara, ASU School of Transborder Studies
   - Steve Mumme, Colorado State University

Crafting Binational Groundwater Agreements:  Preconditions for Progress Along the Mexico-U.S. Boundary
   - Steve Mumme, Colorado State University

AI, future decision makers and narratives concerning the governance of water at the US Mexico border
   - Donna Lybecker, Idaho State University
   - Mark K. McBeth, Idaho State University
   - Misty Prigent, Springfield College

The Border Wall and the Border Monuments - Physical Changes to the Border
   - Mark Howe, New Mexico State University

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

ABS-32 Border security practices (1): violence and militarization

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Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Todd Hataley, Fleming College

 

The Violence of US Border Externalization: Critical Insights on the Realities of Border Regimes
   - Carla Angulo-Pasel, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The "New Border Enforcement Action" effects in El Paso, Tx. - Juarez, Chihuahua Borderland
   - Isaac Garza, Northern Arizona University

Trumpism and Texas: The political spectacle of buoys, barbed-wire, border securocracy and Abbott’s abuses of national immigration policy
   - Terence M Garrett, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

ABS-33 Roundtable - Towards a new agenda for border wall studies

Live Oak

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Élisabeth Vallet, CMR-St Jean and UQAM

 

Towards a new agenda for border wall studies
   - Elisabeth Vallet, CMR Saint-Jean and UQAM
   - Irasema Coronado, Arizona State University
   - Christina Leza, Colorado College
   - James Scott, University of Eastern Finland
   - Jussi Laine, University of Eastern Finland
   - Kenneth Madsen, Ohio State University

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

ABS-34 Framing Borders in Literature, Art and Movies (1)

Mesquite

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Miriam Romero, Norwich University

 

Dance, Power, Politics: On Choreography and Security at the El Paso-Juarez Border.
   - Charlotte Veal, Newcastle University

Border research in literary and cultural studies
   - Louise Harrington, University of Alberta

Moving Towards a Global Comparative Borderlands Literary Studies: Feminist Narratives of Decolonial Praxis, and New Female Resistances on Borderlands
   - Farhana Islam, Doctoral Candidate (ABD), Department of English, The University at Albany, SUNY

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

ABS-35 Border Security Practices (2): Actors and Logics

Directors

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Sylvia Gonzalez-Gorman, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

 

Comparing The Role Of Indigenous Populations In Canadian Border Security
   - Todd Hataley, Fleming College

Border Dispute Resolution by Third Parties
   - Halina Sapeha, Borders in Globalization (BiG) Lab, University of Victoria

The Impact of the polycrisis on the role of the state and the nature of borders
   - Shlomo Hasson, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

ABS-36 Book Presentation - Border Economies: Cities Bridging the U.S.-Mexico Divide

Live Oak

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Discussants: Stephen Mumme, Colorado State University and David Molina, University of North Texas

 

Border Economies:  Cities Bridging the U.S.-Mexico Divide
   - James Gerber, San Diego State University, Emeritus

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

ABS-37 Framing Borders in Literature, Art and Movies (2)

Mesquite

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Jopi Nyman, University of Eastern Finland

 

Los lobos (2019): Percepciones, Tensiones y Conflictos Inmigrantes
   - Dr. Miriam Romero, N/A

Spatiotemporal Borders in Victoria Thompson’s Memoir Losing Alexandria
   - Jopi Nyman, University of Eastern Finland

For A Practice of Inheritance:  Reading New Cultural Representations of the Juarez Femicides
   - Katherine Roberts, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

ABS-38 Border Security Practices (3): Methods and Patterns

Directors

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Carla Angulo-Pasel, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

 

Patterns of Border Disputes Amongst OSCE Countries
   - Halina Sapeha, Borders in Globalization (BiG) Lab, University of Victoria

Fossilized place names and boundaries - Toponymic inscribing and line drawing on historical maps in the Korean DMZ
   - Sungmin Jang, Florida State University

Examining Borders as a Group: How Effective are Border Sets in Controlling (Im)migration?
   - Sylvia Gonzalez-Gorman, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

ABS-39 Work, capitalism, and border configuration

Live Oak

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Anna Casaglia, University of Trento

 

Multidimensional Borderlands: The Impacts of Municipal Boundary-Making and Climate Change on California Women Farmworkers
   - Evelyn Pruneda, California State University, Chico

How can the Basic Income Truly Act as a Trigger for Self-Organising a New Resilient System of Migration?
   - Mu-Jeong Kho, University College London

A borderland analytic: Thinking uneven development from the U.S.-Mexico borderlands
   - Nina Ebner, El Colegio de Mexico

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

ABS-41 The state of the art in border studies

Directors

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: James W. Scott, University of Eastern Finland

 

Three Decades of Border Studies - Whatever Happened to the Borderless World?
   - David Newman, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Border Heritage: A review and reconceptualization of memorialized boundaries
   - Victor Konrad, Carleton University

Post Trust Politics and the border condition of France and Italy
   - Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, University of Victoria

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

WSSA President’s Reception

Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes