Transforming the border from below, Prato workshop

BOb’s Marie Segrave and Nancy Wonders (Northern Arizona University) led a workshop at the Monash Center, Prato to develop a forthcoming Special Issue of Theoretical Criminology journal with a focus on transforming the border from below.

Borders academics from around the world in the fields of criminology, sociology, politics and law who were invited to contribute to this Special Issue gathered at the workshop to present their journal articles for critical feedback and development to their fellow contributors and peers. Those who attended the workshop were Leanne Weber (Monash), Sanja Milivojevic (La Trobe University), Lynn Jones (Northern Arizona University), Marjorie Zatz (University of California, Merced), Guilia Fabini (University of Bologna), Alison Gerard (Charles Sturt University), Cristina Fernández Bessa (Universitat de Barcelona) and Marie Provine (Arizona State University).

Inspired by the theme of this Special Issue, articles presented at this workshop considered the transformation of borders ‘from below’ through discussions of research involving unlawful migrants workers, asylum seekers and refugees, social movements, citizenship ‘performances’, social media and resistance to the construction of internal border sites.

The Special Issue is expected to be published in 2019.