May 15, 2015 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Story by Nicole Bullock 

Dr. Benjamin Muller, an Associate Professor with the Department of Political Science at King’s, will be presenting at the ‘International Workshop on: Temporality, Liminality, and Transnationalism in Human Mobility: Concepts, Policies and Methodologies’ on Friday, May 15th, 2015 in Ankara, Turkey.

Dr. Muller, whose distinguished multidisciplinary research focuses on borders, technology, identity and security, was invited by the Department of International Relations at Bilken University in Ankara, Turkey to spend ten days in the nation’s capital and participate in the workshop. Included in the invitation was the opportunity to speak on his project titled ‘Seconds, Minutes, Hours: ‘Operation Streamline’, checkpoints, and (im)mobility in the Sonoran Borderlands’.

The workshop includes eight additional academics who will be presenting their research along with Dr. Muller. Dr. Muller will wrap up the workshop by taking a guided tour of Ankara’s historical sights: Ankara Castle, Anatolian Civilizations Museum, and a tour of the Mausoleum of Ataturk, Antkabir .

Dr. Muller was on sabbatical at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ from September 2014 to March 2015. Leading up to the completion of his sabbatical, Dr. Muller is spending his time overseas in Hungary, which has led to the invitation from Bilken University in Ankara, Turkey to participate in and speak at the workshop. Dr. Muller will spend time in Veszprem, Hungary, Bosnia and Croatia to perform research and write about his findings.

Following his sabbatical, Dr. Muller will return to King’s in September to continue teaching classes pertaining to International Politics and Critical Security Studies.

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