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!”