SBS Dean’s Distinguished Lectures

Up Close and Out of Focus: Life, Death, and the Ethics of Visualizing Human Smuggling Across Mexico

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  • Jason de León
  • Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
  • Lecture Date: 2017-01-30

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.

Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean’s Distinguished Lectureship SeriesView all the SBS Dean’s Distinguished Lectures in Anthropology

Since 2016, the Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences has sponsored bringing a prominent expert in the fields of Africana studies, anthropology, criminal justice, economics, geography, Latino and Caribbean studies, political science, psychology, and sociology to present a public lecture and participate in seminars, workshops, and Q&As within the department for undergraduates, graduate students and faculty.