(im)Mobilities in the Time of Terror: Experiences of Canadian Dual Citizens Post 9/11
In my PhD research, I explore the border crossing experiences of Canadian dual citizens who have travelled internationally post 9/11. My focus in this qualitative research is on the ontological experiences of international travel. I seek to understand what dominant discourses materialize at border crossings and how these discourses become embodied in travellers’ experiences. In my research, I engage with the scholarship now often known as the corporeal turn in which the body, the social, economic-political conditions of embodied subjectivity, and the relationship between the body and the body politic are taken as important sites of political struggles. Through this presentation, I discuss how fragments of identity, such as race, gender, class, ethnicity, religion, nationality, and citizenship shape the border crossing experiences of individuals.