“Border Crossing: Citizenship, Race, and Gender” Symposium on Oct. 13-14

September 26, 2012

“Border Crossing: Citizenship, Race, and Gender,” a two-day interdisciplinary symposium, will be taking place on October 12th-13th, 2012 in the Stata Center in MIT (Building 32, Room D-461; 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge).  Panels begin at 10:00am, and keynotes begin at 4:00pm.  The event is free and open to the public. 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. This initiative seeks 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. For more information, including the list of panelists and events, visit http://web.mit.edu/fll/www/events/ or email borders2012@mit.edu.

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