Global Talk - "Spatial, Temporal and Jurisdictional Borderwork: Vignettes from Canada and Europe"

On July 22nd, 2015, Dr. David Moffette will present a talk entitled "Spatial, Temporal and Jurisdictional Borderwork: from Canada and Europe". 

The talk will address the fact that, over the last 15 years, the growing scholarship in critical border studies has gone a long way in reframing our understanding of borders. Since Balibar’s (2002:80) early claim that “borders are everywhere” and should be studied in their varied forms and locations, we have learned to understand borders as diffuse, networked and differentiated. Despite these efforts, much of the literature remains focused on the spatial dimension of borderwork. Through an analysis of the governing of irregular migration in Spain and additional vignettes from France and Canada,I will suggest possible directions to better account for the temporal and jurisdictional dimensions of bordering practices. 

David Moffette is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University and a EU-Borders Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Global Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from York University and will be joining the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa as an assistant professor in January.

The lecture will be held in Sedgewick C168, from 10:30 to 11:30 am.