February 9, 2021


Buffalo, NY – The Canisius College Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures is hosting its spring 2021 Borders & Migrations Event Series, which kicks off on Wednesday, February 24 and will continue to run throughout the semester.  These events are free and open to the public. They will be livestreamed and followed by question and answer sessions. 

The series includes the following events:

  • Voices of the Border Book Launch and InterviewWednesday, February 24, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. The Borders & Migrations initiative is honored to welcome Maria Engracia Robles Robles, and Tobin Hansen, PhD., to discuss their new book, Voices of the Border: Testimonios of Migration, Deportation, and Asylum. Visit to livestream the event. 
  • Art21 Borderlands Screening and Curator Talk: Monday, March 8 and Tuesday, March 9, 7:00 p.m.The Borders & Migrations series will present a screening of “Borderlands” on March 8 followed by a panel discussion on March 9 with Andrea Alvarez, PhD, curatorial assistant for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Claire Schneider, founder of the C.S.1 Curatorial Projects. Visit to livestream the event. 
  • Environment, Refugees and Risk: Monday, March 15, 7:00 p.m. Pablo Bose will deliver a talk, entitled “Environment, Refugees and Risk: Mapping Environmental Vulnerabilities, Epidemic Outbreaks and Campus.”  The discussion will focus on the coronavirus pandemic and reveal environmental injustices.  Bose is an associate professor in the Department of Geography and director of the Global and Regional Studies Program at University of Vermont. Visit to livestream the event.  
  • Immigration and Populism: Tuesday, April 20, 6:00 p.m. The speaker for this event Bohdan Szklarski, PhD, from the University of Warsaw, Poland. Visit to livestream the event.  

The Borders & Migrations Series is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Campus Ministry, Mission and Identity, Academic Affairs, ArtsCanisius, the Department of Sociology and the Department of Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation. 

Please see for more information or contact Richard Reitsma, PhD at with questions.  

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