border studies

Anthropologist Wins Prize for Book on Haitian Boat Migration to US

October 24, 2019
UC Davis anthropologist Jeffrey Kahn’s book on Haitian boat migration to the United States is the co-winner of the 2019 Avant Garde Book Prize from the Haitian Studies Association. The award selection committee called Kahn’s book, "Islands of Sovereignty: Haitian Migration and the Borders of Empire" (Chicago University Press, 2019) a “timely and important contribution” to the field.

Borders Examined in All Day Symposium

April 10, 2017
Scholars from around the world will be at UC Davis for the Comparative Border Studies Initiative symposium “Borders: What’s Up With That? Displacements, Belongings, Rights.”

Border Studies Launches Series

October 24, 2016
The UC Davis Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies starts its second year with a series of events during “Border Studies Week,” Oct. 28 – Nov. 3, on the topic of “Mobility, Militarization, Containment.”

Visiting Mellon Scholar Gives Insight Into Refugee Crisis

January 04, 2016
For months, the world has watched refugees move toward and into Europe from Syria, Eritrea, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, many fleeing wars and poverty. Although this surge of refugees – more than 500,000 this year – surprised many, it could have been predicted, according to Maurice Stierl, a visiting scholar in the new UC Davis Comparative Border Studies Initiative.