Thursday, September 27, 2012
Border Crossing: Citizenship, Race, Gender is a two-day interdisciplinary symposium at MIT as part of the WGS Borders Research Initiative along with the CB/BS and MIT French Studies. Background: The Borders Research Initiative in Women and Gender Studies at MIT brings together an interdisciplinary group of MIT faculty in the humanities, arts and social sciences as well as experts from outside the academy (including lawyers, activists, and artists) in order to examine issues of border-crossing and citizenship, especially as they intersect with gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class and religion. We seek to understand national borders and border crossings in historical perspective, in order to explore how concepts of citizenship, identity, gender and race have evolved over time, and to gain clarity on the contemporary manifestations of these issues. Click the link above for the full program.