CfP:Borders vs Bridges: Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Americas (Extended Deadline)

 Borders vs Bridges:

 Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Americas

 UCL Institute of the Americas, London

 3rd Annual Conference 11-12 May 2017

 Keynote Speakers:

 Prof. Cathy McIlwaine (QMUL) & Dr. Nick Witham (UCL-IA)

Extended Call For Papers – New Deadline 13th January

 Following the success of our 1st  and 2nd International Conferences, the UCL Americas Research Network invites postgraduate students and early  career researchers working on any aspect of the Americas to participate in our 3rd International Conference: ‘Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Americas.

As a leading postgraduate hub for studies of the Americas in the UK, we believe it is vital to showcase and bring together the latest research being conducted by postgraduates in a friendly and  welcoming environment. Although based in the heart of London at UCL, we are foremost an  international conference which aims to bring together scholars working on the Americas from all  around the world.

For a long time, transnational trends have inspired social, political, economic and cultural transformations across the globe. In the Americas, there have been numerous examples of  bridge-building across borders. From solidarity movements to class-based alliances, to trade agreements, building bridges between nations has been seen as a means of progress across the  Americas. Parallel to these, we also witness more ‘centrifugal’ tendencies towards isolationism and  nationalism. Propelled by complex social phenomena such as migration, human displacement,  economic instability and political upheaval, many are turning to the erection of barriers -real and  imagined- as a means to cope with uncertainty.

In light of these themes, our first call for papers invited postgraduate and early career research  papers from any discipline related to the physical, political and cultural formation of transnational  bridges and construction of national borders.

However, we now send out this second call and broaden our scope to include a secondary round of  paper and panel proposals from postgraduates working on any aspect of the Americas. This might  include, but is in no way limited to:

*        Nationalism

*        National identities

*        Migrant communities across the Americas

*        Gender and sexuality

*        Trade

*        Foreign policy

*        Social movements

*        Race and Racism

*        Political Cultures


Please send your abstracts of between 250-300 words together with a short biography to<> by 5pm on Friday 13th January 2017.

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