Climate Migration, Precarity and Borders

Climate change is altering our world. Displacement from climate- and weather-related events contributes to the increasing movements of people around the world. The international system of bordered states creates challenges
for both the free movement of people and the impacts of and required responses to climate change. This seminar explores the intersections of climate change, migration and borders to examine the ways in which borders amplify precarity.

Readings: 

  • S. Dalby, The Geopolitics of Climate Change, Political Geography 37, 2013, pp.38-47.
  • P. Oberoi and E. Taylor-Nicholson, The Enemy at the Gates: International Borders, Migration and Human Rights; Laws 2, 2013, pp.169-186.
  • Johnson et al., Interventions on Rethinking ‘The Border’ in Border Studies, Political Geography 30, 2011, pp.61-69.
  • Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Global Report on Internal Displacement 2018, http://www.internal-displacement.org/global-report/grid2018/

Resercher: Nicole Bates-Eamer is a PhD student in Political Science and the Program Manager for the SSHRC Borders in Globalization research program. She has an M.A. in international development from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and a B.A. in history and chemistry from the University of Memphis. She has previously worked with an NGO in UNHCR refugee camps in western Tanzania. She also has a broad range of research experience, working on programs on public health reform, climate change, international development, and global governance.

This seminar will be held on March 26th, 2019, in room B007 of the Clearihue building at the University of Victoria. Please email borders[at]uvic[dot]ca to register.

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