Based at the University of Michigan, the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP) is a long-term anthropological study of undocumented migration between Mexico and the United States that uses ethnography, archaeology, and forensic science to better understand this clandestine social process.

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Reviews for Forthcoming Book "The Land of Open Graves"

Reviews for Forthcoming Book “The Land of Open Graves”

Early reviews are in for the forthcoming book “The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail” (UC Press October 2015) “De León confronts us with a vivid indictment of the killing fields on the US-Mexican border and reveals the brutality of global inequality in all its...
State of Exception Exhibit Opens at Arizona State University Art Museum (May 2015)

State of Exception Exhibit Opens at Arizona State University Art Museum (May 2015)

State of Exception exhibit now open at the Arizona State University Art Museum from May 1st through August 8th, 2015. Information can be found here
The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail (forthcoming book by Jason De León)

The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail (forthcoming book by Jason De León)

The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail by Jason De León with photographs by Michael Wells Coming Fall 2015 from the University of California Press. More info here “In his gripping and provocative debut, anthropologist Jason De León sheds light on one of the most pressing...
State of Exception featured in New York Times Magazine

State of Exception featured in New York Times Magazine

The Undocumented Migration Project and the State of Exception exhibit were recently featured in New York Times Magazine. The article can be found here
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UMP Session at Society for Historical Archaeology Conference (Seattle 1/9/2015)

UMP Session at Society for Historical Archaeology Conference (Seattle 1/9/2015)

The Undocumented Migration Project will be featured in a day long session at the 2015 Society for Historical Archaeology meetings in Seattle on Friday January 9th, 2015.   SHA 2015 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology   Session SYM-18: Crossing Borders and Erasing Boundaries: An Overview of the First Five Years of the Undocumented Migration...
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