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Borders of Time: The temporalities of academic mobility

Enriquez-Gibson, JG (2020) Borders of Time: The temporalities of academic mobility. Applied Mobilities. ISSN 2380-0127

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Abstract

This article challenges the claim that highly skilled international academics who have obtained advanced degrees and transnational identities are offered almost seamless mobility. The state border or territory is not the only line that highly skilled academics must cross as international subjects of mobility. They experience a range of insecurities to do with their immigration status. This includes, but is not limited to, the waiting and processing times associated with immigration rules and visa requirements, which could temporarily suspend mobility rights. The notion of a temporal border is enacted to explore the insecurities that highly skilled academics face. Border crossing for highly skilled migrants is not just a matter of entry passing through territorial lines of nation-states. The border has a ‘thickness’ that stretches through time. Simply put, it takes time to fully cross borders.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Applied Mobilities on 23 Nov 2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/23800127.2020.1847395
Uncontrolled Keywords: academic mobility; highly skilled migrants; temporality; time; epistemic justice; differential inclusion
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Education
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2020 09:46
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2020 15:00
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/23800127.2020.1847395
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12356

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