The Borders and Boundaries Project

Do international political borders matter in the modern world, and, if so, in what ways? 

The Borders and Boundaries Project at Perry World House is researching how political life both affects and is affected by international borders and border security policies. This interdisciplinary, multi-method effort is directed by Professor Beth Simmons and is composed of research teams studying border politics across a variety of different research areas. These include: a geo-spatial analysis of whether, where, and why some states choose to project their presence at international border crossings; a textual analysis of the discourse surrounding international borders; and an investigation of how European Union policies affect local communities living along international borders.

 

See the 2018 Borders and Boundaries Conference Report Here

See the 2019 Borders and Boundaries Conference Call for Papers Here

 

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Andrea Mitchell University Professor of Law, Political Science and Business Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania
Beth Simmons
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Postdoctoral Fellow & Manager of Borders and Boundaries Project
Michael Kenwick
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Postdoctoral Fellow
Benjamin Laughlin
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Postdoctoral Fellow
Robert Shaffer
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The Borders and Boundaries Project research team hard at work in the Perry World House Conference Room