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Political science

A.-L. Amilhat Szary, Ph.D., full Professor at Grenoble-Alpes University, France and member of the ‘Institut Universitaire de France’. She has been the head of the CNRS Pacte research unit, a pluridisciplinary social sciences research center ( for 5 years.

Political geographer dedicated to border studies,  her comparative analysis of the border dynamics in Latin America and in Europe, led her to formulate the notion of "mobile border. Her recent research concerns the interrelations between space and art, in and about contested places. She is a founding member of the ‘antiAtlas of borders’ collective (, a science-art project and animated the Performance Lab ( dedicated to structuring Practise Based Research in France.

Author of: Qu’est-ce qu’une frontière aujourd’hui ? (2015),  Géopolitique des frontières. Découper la terre, inventer une vision du monde (2020), Border Culture Theory, Imagination, Geopolitics (Routledge 2022, with V. Konrad).

Co-editor of:  Après les frontières, avec la frontière (2006, with MC Fourny), Histoires de frontières, une enquête sud-africaine (2017, coll.), Borderities. The Politics of Contemporary Mobile Borders (Palgrave Macmillan 2015), Frontières (2020, with G. Hamez),

and of 80 papers and chapters, and over 10 special issues of international journals.