Desert landscape with wooden fence

Land of Open Graves: Understanding American Politics and the US/Mexico Border Enforcement through the Lives and Deaths of Migrants

Thursday, October 18, 2018
4:30 pm
Dolibois Rooms, Shriver Center

The 2018 Faber Scholar Lecture, presented by the Department of Anthropology & University Honors Program in honor of International Archaeology Day.  Reception to follow.

Jason De León is currently Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan and a 2017 MacArthur Fellow.  He is the author of the award-winning book “The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail” (featuring photos by Michael Wells). He is also Director of the Undocumented Migration Project, a long-term anthropological study of clandestine migration between Mexico and the United States that uses a combination of ethnographic, visual, archaeological, and forensic approaches to understand this violent social process. He has published numerous academic articles and his work with the UMP has been featured in a variety of popular media outlets.

Jason De León
Jason De León
Arthur F. Thurnau Associate Professor, University of Michigan. Director, Undocumented Migration Project