comparative border studies

Crossing Boundaries: Comparative Border Studies

On the eve of its winter 2016 keynote event, we look at the interdisciplinary work of the Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies at UC Davis.

As the only program of its kind in the UC system, the Comparative Border Studies initiative seeks to challenge the ways in which borders have shaped our thinking about them. Co-directors Sunaina Maira (professor of Asian American studies) and Robert Irwin (professor of Spanish and Portuguese and chair of Cultural Studies) want to explore border/ing events, contexts, and practices