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Dr Andonea Dickson – ‘To Detain is to Take’ – The Coerced Mobilities of Australia’s Maritime Governance

We are pleased to announce that Dr Andonea Dickson (University of London, Paris) will present her ongoing work “’To Detain Is to Take’ – The Coerced Mobilities of Australia’s Maritime Migration Governance” at our next seminar. The seminar will be held on Tuesday the 23rd of November (5 pm, AEDT). Dr Jennifer Turner (University ofContinue reading “Dr Andonea Dickson – ‘To Detain is to Take’ – The Coerced Mobilities of Australia’s Maritime Governance”

Bruce Buchan – Bodies, Surfaces and Crossings in the Grotesque Border

We are pleased to announce that Associate Professor Bruce Buchan (Griffith University) will present his ongoing work ‘Bodies, Surfaces and Crossings in the Grotesque Border’ at our next seminar. The seminar will be held on Thursday, the 9th September at 5 pm (AEST) via zoom. If you wish to attend please register here. Abstract: “WeContinue reading “Bruce Buchan – Bodies, Surfaces and Crossings in the Grotesque Border”

Establishment of a Political Geography Study Group with the Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG)

Following a successful meeting to propose a Political Geography study group within the IAG, as well as a vibrant panel discussion with political geographers across Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand, and several political geography sessions spanning two days at the annual conference, we are keen to continue the momentum towards submitting a proposal for a studyContinue reading “Establishment of a Political Geography Study Group with the Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG)”

Dr Malini Sur – Jungle Passports: Fences, Mobility, and Citizenship at the Northeast India-Bangladesh Border

We are pleased to announce that Dr Malini Sur (Western Sydney University) will present her recently published book Jungle Passports: Fences, Mobility, and Citizenship at the Northeast India-Bangladesh Border at our next seminar. The seminar will be held on the 1st of July, Thursday (5 pm, AEST). Professor Bina D’Costa (Australian National University) will provide commentary beforeContinue reading “Dr Malini Sur – Jungle Passports: Fences, Mobility, and Citizenship at the Northeast India-Bangladesh Border”

Dr Martina Tazzioli – Participatory Detention

We are pleased to announce that Dr Martina Tazzioli (Goldsmiths, University of London) will present her ongoing work “Participatory detention: Digital technologies and asylum seekers’ unpaid labour” at our next seminar. The seminar will be held on Tuesday the 18th of May at 5pm (AEST) via zoom. Professor Brett Neilson (Western Sydney University) will provideContinue reading “Dr Martina Tazzioli – Participatory Detention”

Borders, Politics and Geography: Political Geography at IAG-NZGS Combined Conference 6-9 July 2021

There has been substantial interest in the intersection between politics and space in Australian academia. Work engaging with spatial politics spans a range of disciplines including Geography, International Relations, Political Science, Anthropology and Law.  The sub-discipline of Political Geography, most heavily invested in the study of politics and space, however, is largely absent from AustralianContinue reading “Borders, Politics and Geography: Political Geography at IAG-NZGS Combined Conference 6-9 July 2021”

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM: PANDEMIC BORDERS

Pandemic Borders: Hotels, Spaces of Detention, Quarantine and Resistance Recent work in Critical Border Studies has explored diverse border infrastructures, from border walls, camps to databases and information systems. The role of hotels as border sites, however, has received relatively little attention. In Australia, ‘border hotels’ have come to prominence in the last year asContinue reading “ONLINE SYMPOSIUM: PANDEMIC BORDERS”

Movements Across Space Seminar

We are happy to announce that Dr Rachel Sharples (Western Sydney University) will present the chapter “Movements Across Space: The Thailand-Burma Borderlands as a Social Construct” from Spaces of Solidarity: Karen Activism in the Thai-Burma Borderlands (Berghahn Books, 2020) for our next seminar. The seminar will be held on Tuesday the 15th of September atContinue reading “Movements Across Space Seminar”

We are launching the Australian Critical Border Studies working group!

The ACBS working group brings together critical scholars in Australia working on border related questions in different disciplines. The network seeks to provide a space to share and discuss research and develop collaborations. The intention is to evolve into a more formal study group over time and create an interdisciplinary forum. As a first step,Continue reading “We are launching the Australian Critical Border Studies working group!”


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