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Mini Symposium Migration and Culture along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Wanneer:vr 02-12-2016 13:30 - 17:00
Waar:Senaatskamer, Academiegebouw

In the recent past the U.S.-Mexico border region has gone through transformations related to insecurity and violence, the changing modalities of international migration, and the shifting socio-economic make up of the border region, especially in the aftermath of 9/11 and the 2008 financial crisis. These conditions have a long history, but communities on both sides of the border have an equally long history of social and cultural resources to confront these challenges. In recent months the issue of the U.S.-Mexican border has played a prominent role in the U.S. presidential elections as campaigns have made frequent references to border security and migration. In the immediate aftermath of the U.S. presidential election, this symposium brings together scholars and diplomats to discuss cultural representations of the border region and how migration and state responses to it affect the region and shape the future of U.S.-Mexican relations. After all, migration and mobility do not only move labor towards and across the border, but also language and the imagination.

For more information and program see Facebook page American Studies at Groningen.