The Association for Borderlands Studies invites proposals for individual papers and complete panels related to the study of borders. The organizing theme for the 2013 annual conference is BORDERS, TRANSNATIONALISM AND GLOBALIZATION: Contradictions, Challenges and Resolutions. This theme encompasses a wide range of topics and approaches, and it focuses on the continuing theoretical challenges of defining what borders are and how they work. Are borders actually changing in the 21st century? Are we resolving the basic questions of how borders both stop and allow, define and permit, open and close, separate and join? What we do know is that borderlands function as laboratories to understand changes due to globalization and transnationalism, and they allow us to capture and analyze these complex processes.