Professor de León directs the Michigan Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a long-term study of clandestine migration between Mexico and the United States that uses a combination of ethnographic, visual, archaeological, and forensic approaches. His book The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail (UC Press, 2015) won the 2016 Margaret Mead Award from the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology.
SBS Dean’s Distinguished Lectures
Up Close and Out of Focus: Life, Death, and the Ethics of Visualizing Human Smuggling Across Mexico
- Jason de León
- Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
- Lecture Date: 2017-01-30