Financial support for graduate students - selected papers

We are happy to announce the papers eligible for financial support that have been selected by a committee consisting of Dr. Laurie Trautman, Dr. Dhananjay Tripathi and Dr. Chiara Brambilla. This funding is provided by ABS in order to foster participation of graduate students and to ensure that contributions from all around the world will have the possibility to be represented at this event of global scale.


Please find the selected contributions below:

Zhang, Jiyu (Leiden University): The Myth of Guojia: Nationhood, Kinship, and Individual in Sinophone Cinema

Nossem, Eva (Saarland University): European Homonationalism and Italian Regionalism: Discursive Constructions of 'extracomunitario,' 'clandestino,' and 'terrone'

Glovsky, David (Michigan State University): "It's all one place": Local autonomy in a colonial and post-colonial borderland

Bissonnette, Andréanne (Université du Quebec à Montréal): Caged Women: Migration, mobility and access to health services in Texas and Arizona

Rijke, Alexandra (Wageningen University):Checkpoint 300: rethinking checkpoint materialities in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Leung, Chiu Yin (Chinese University of Hong Kong): The Life and Death of the Border Town in Hong Kong: Smuggling Networks, Parallel Trading and Cross-Border Logistics under "One Country, Two Systems" of China

Lalmalsawmi, C. V. (Jawaharlal Nehru University): Borders as Disturbed Areas: Securitization of India's Northeast and Its Implications

Wells, Chloe (University of Eastern Finland): Imaging and narrating the borders of Finland: how do Finnish youth understand shifting borders?

Connor, Ulla (University of Luxembourg): "Border" or "bordering practice" - Changing perspectives on borders and praxeological approaches

Boruah, Uddipta Ranjan (South Asian University): Towards a Historical Sociology of Borders in South Asia

Rahman, Mirza Zulfiqur (Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati): Transboundary Rivers in the Eastern Himalayan Borderlands: Dams, Roads and Development in the Brahmaputra River Basin

Okolie, Mary J. N. (Stellenbosch University): The Force of Belonging and Identity Negotiation: Border Studies and Literature

Adhikari, Basanta Prasad (University of Eastern Finland): The negative impacts of mother out-migration to the left behind girls in Nepal  

Rodríguez, Sara; Daly, Alejandro; Montañez, Alejandra (Universidad Externado de Colombia): A multiscalar perspective towards fences in Europe: a comparative approach of dissonance and conflict 

Razpour, Mehdi (Iran University of Science and Technology): Multi-Scale Informal Space Production in Iraqi-Iranian Border Region; How Border Marketing Can Effect on Informal Space Production in Baneh County?

Altingoz, Mehmet (University of Delaware): The Cooperative Management of the Arpacay/Akhuryan Dam Between Conflicting Neighbors Armenia and Turkey


Awardees will receive the money upon arrival at ABS World Conference, and thus must attend the conference to accept this award.

We hope that this support will be of help to the recipients and look forward to welcoming them at ABS World Conference 2018!