Transgressing Global Borders

Transgressing Global Borders

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February 22 to 232019
Mosher Alumni House, UCSB
Society of Global Scholars
co-sponsored by the Mellichamp 21st Century Global Dynamics initiative

3rd Annual Society of Global Scholars Conference

Transgressing Global Borders

While the dominant discourse of globalization emphasizes a borderless and more integrated world, communities and collectivities on the ground continue to organize against a different lived reality. Historically, scholars and activists alike have transgressed and disrupted main stream globalizing networks and narratives that reinforce borders in the service of capitalism, heteronormativity, patriarchy, and the state. Global transgressions, which we defined as disobedience to the foundations of globalization thinking that rely on borders and institutions, manifest in both theory and praxis. Transgressive actors and forces explore and challenge spatial colonialities that raise and/or uphold such borders.

 

The conference will feature keynote presentations by renowned activist scholars Dr. Stephen Dillon and Dr. Vilna Bashi-Treitler, as well as opening remarks by Dr. Bishnupriya Ghosh and closing remarks by UCSB’s College of Letters and Sciences Dean Charles Hale. There will also be a workshop on scholar-activism led by Dr. Emiko Saldivar.