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Border and Migration Studies Online

“It is a fantastic commentary on the inhumanity of our times that for thousands and thousands of people a piece of paper with a stamp on it is the difference between life and death.”  - Dorothy Thomas

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Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border

A mosaic of vignettes about the everyday struggles of those who work and live in the borderlands separating Mexico and America. Purgatorio is a surreal journey through this no-man’s-land. A provocative portrayal of the brutal beauty that is the US-Mexico border.

At Home in the World (DR Sales, 2015)

An intimate depiction of the everyday lives of five refugee children on a Danish Red Cross asylum school. The children have different nationalities and backgrounds, but they have all fled their homes with their families, arriving in Denmark with the hope of starting over.

The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

Oxford University Press explores the development of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies as an academic discipline and the challenges faced by those who work with displaced populations.

Like a Man on Earth (Zalab, 2008)

This film explores the consequences of Italian anti-immigration policy. It consists of accounts by Ethiopian refugees whose “crossing” to Europe came at a high price. The interviews are made by Ethiopian national Dagmawi Yimer, who himself fled political repression in his country in 2005.

Beyond la Frontera: the History of Mexico-U.S. Migration

Providing a comprehensive and up-to-date historical overview of Mexican migration to the U.S., Beyond la Frontera: The History of Mexico-U.S. Migration examines the transnational and historical impact of migratory trends as they developed in Mexico and the U.S. from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. 

Border and Migration Studies Online is a collection that explores and provides historical background on more than thirty key worldwide border areas, including: U.S. and Mexico; the European Union; Afghanistan; Israel; Turkey; The Congo; Argentina; China; Thailand; and others. Featuring at completion 100,000 pages of text, 175 hours of video, and 1,000 images, the collection is organized around fundamental themes associated with border and migration issues. With this collection students and researchers can utilize primary and secondary sources to study borders and migrations through interdisciplinary, comparative, and cross-national perspectives.

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