My name is Justine GRUAU, I’m 22 years old, I’m from Paris in France and I’m in the second year of the Border studies master’s program (training in three countries, at four universities: Université du Luxembourg (LU), Université de Lorraine (FR), Saarland University (DE) and Rhineland-Palatinate Technical University in Kaiserslautern-Landau (DE). This trilingual course, taught in English, German and French, focuses on the study of various issues and aspects related to border regions and transnational cooperation. I’m currently writing my Master’s thesis on the theme of femicide and borders, trying to understand whether the presence of a border is a marker of difference in the treatment of women. It is a comparative study of the issue of femicide on both sides of the border between the United States and Canada, and its comparison with similar territories in Europe.
I have the privilege of writing my Master’s thesis in collaboration with the JMN database program at the University of Victoria (BC), which offers me the opportunity to write from the BIG_Lab.