Anthropologist and Immigration Expert Jason De León

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Mills B, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jason De León, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Undocumented Migration Project at the University of Michigan, is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and the recipient of the 2016 Margaret Mead Award from the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology for his book Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail (UC Press, 2015). Dr. De León’s work addresses migration through an innovative combination of archeology, anthropology, and visual documentation. His talk, titled “Soldiers and Kings: Photoethnographic Practice in the Context of Human Smuggling Across Mexico,” is sponsored by the Charles S. and Lucile Esmon Shively Odyssey Professorship and is free and open to the public. 

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