NW Collaborative
Futures Conference

Deconstructing Artificial Borders

OCT 20-22, 2021 - online 

White Borders: The History of Race and Immigration in the United States from Chinese Exclusion to the Border Wall

White Borders charts the country’s evolution from a small settler colony with open immigration but closed citizenship policies to its present day push for border walls, strict immigration laws, and a massive federal immigration police force. The talk will highlight connections between the Chinese Exclusion laws of the 1880s, the “Keep America American” nativism of the 1920s, and the “Build the Wall” chants of recent years.

Speaker: Reece Jones
Author of White Borders

Reece Jones is a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow. He is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Geography and Environment at the University of Hawai’i. He is the author of four books: White Borders, the award-winning Border Walls and Violent Borders, as well as the forthcoming Nobody is Protected (2022). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Geopolitics.



Wednesday Opening Night Presentation
Oct 20, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (PDT) via webinar

Register for opening night Free!


Thursday and Friday
Oct 21 and 22, 2021
Day 1: 9am – 8pm (PDT) via webinar
Day 2: 9am – 4pm (PDT) via webinar