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Full Title: 5th Crossing Over Symposium

Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Start Date: 11-Oct-2013 - 13-Oct-2013
Contact: Antonio Medina-Rivera
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Meeting URL: http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/crossingover/
Meeting Description: The Crossing Over International Symposium focuses on border studies. It analyzes borders as a physical, psychological and symbolic experience that affects relationships and negotiations among people around the world.

Keynote: Junot Díaz

For more information about the Crossing Over International Symposium, please contact Dr. Antonio Medina-Rivera at crossingovercsu@gmail.com.
Linguistic Subfield: Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.2042

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