Workshop 2 'Infringing the Border'

Chaired by
Eric Tagliacozzo (History, Cornell University, USA) and
Tatiana Zhurzhenko
(Political Science, University of Vienna, Austria)

  • Olumide Abimbola (Social Anthropology, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)
    On the Benin-Nigeria Secondhand Clothing Cross-border Trade
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  • José Carlos G. Aguiar (Latin American Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands)
    “Cities on Edge: Sacoleiros and the Contestation of Borders at the Iguazú Triangle”
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  • Eric Beverley (History, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA)
    Imperialism Inside/Out: Internal Borderlands and the Limits of Colonialism in South Asia
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  • Marta Byrska-Szklarczyk (Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw, Poland)
    Metaphors of the Border: Perspective of ‘The Ants’
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  • Adriana Dorfman (Human Geography, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
    Geographical Scales Articulated by Agrochemical Smuggling through the Brazil-Uruguay Border
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  • Mark Bolak Funteh (History, University of Maroua, Cameroon)
    Unlimiting the Limits of African Borders: The Case of Cameroon-Nigeria Border Towns of Abongshe and Abong
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  • Mélissa Gauthier (Anthropology, Binghamton University, USA)
    Mexican ‘Ant Traders’ in the El Paso/Ciudad Juarez Border Region: Tensions between Globalization, Securitization and New Mobility Regimes
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  • Ieva Jusionyte (Anthropology, Brandeis University, USA)
    “Border Media: Navigating and Narrating the Boundary between Legal and Illegal in the Triple Frontera”
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  • Christian Lentz (Geography, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA)
    “Where is Dien Bien Phu? Decolonization and the Politics of National Frontiers”
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  • Rocío Magaña (Anthropology, Rutgers University, USA)
    “Criminalizing Water: The Battles Over the Protection of (Migrant) Life, Wildlife, and Humanitarian Rights in the Arizona-Mexico Border”
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  • Elena Nikiforova (Anthropology, Centre for Independent Social Research, Russia)
    “The Cultural Politics of Narva Through the Lenses of Nomadology”
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  • Joshua Reid (American Indian History, University of Massachusetts, USA)
    “The Strait of Juan de Fuca: Indigenous Marine Borderland, 1780s-1930s”
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  • Olga Sasunkevich (Sociology/History, University of Greifswald, Germany)
    “Paradoxes of Borders: Shuttle Trade and Border Experience on the Belarus-Lithuania Borderland”
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  • Malini Sur (Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
    “Fences and Fears: Navigating Transnationality at the Northeast India-Bangladesh Borderlands”
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  • Sören Urbansky (History, University of Freiburg, Germany)
    “‘Vasily’ of China and his Russian Friends: Smugglers and their Transcultural Identities”
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  • Emrah Yildiz (Anthropology/Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, USA)
    “The Market on the Road for Pilgrimage: Field Notes on Religion, Economy and Family across the Iran/Turkey/Syria Borderlands”
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