The Lines We Draw - Call for Proposals
The Initiative on Forced Displacement calls for proposals for an edited collection titled The Lines We Draw: US-Mexico and EU-Western Balkans Borderlands. The book examines the landscape, economies, protests, and forms of creativity that emerge from current border management systems in the EU and USA borderlands. The book will be written for an interdisciplinary readership and will be accessible to those with a general interest in migration and the movement of people across borders.
We are interested in a wide range of types of writing and genres, including articles, essays, short stories, artwork, and others. We seek proposals for chapters discussing borders from any (inter)disciplinary perspective, with a particular interest in submissions on these topics:
- comparing the EU and the USA border regimes;
- deaths of migrants in the USA and/or EU borderlands;
- the ethics of border enforcement and externalization;
- debates open borders and the human right to mobility;
- displacement spurred by climate change and/or economic disaster.
Our interdisciplinary, collaborative research team includes scholars, students, artists, and practitioners from the United States, European Union, Western Balkans, and Mexico. If your proposal is accepted, you will be asked to attend a monthly meeting with the project coordinators and other contributors to the volume.