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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Our National Geographic Photo Camp for Kids was funded!

Our National Geographic Photo Camp for Kids was funded!

Here is a news article about our recently funded National Geographic photo camp for kids in Arivaca that we will run in June of 2014. The article is from the Santa Cruz Valley Sun and can be found here.
State of Exception opens at MOCAD Friday February 7th

State of Exception opens at MOCAD Friday February 7th

State of Exception opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit on Friday February 7th at 6pm.   Exhibition Information The exhibition State of Exception, originally installed at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities Gallery in 2013, represents the collaboration between artist/photographer Richard Barnes, artist/curator Amanda Krugliak, and...
Round table discussion on immigration to be hosted by the Institute for Humanities 2/7/2014 as part of State of Exception opening

Round table discussion on immigration to be hosted by the Institute for Humanities 2/7/2014 as part of State of Exception opening

Please join us Friday February 7th at 12:30pm for a round table discussion on immigration issues in the Institute for the Humanities on the University of Michigan campus. This event coincides with the opening of the new State of Exception exhibit that is happening that evening at the Museum of...
The Detroit News calls upcoming State of Exception exhibit one of the must see events of 2014

The Detroit News calls upcoming State of Exception exhibit one of the must see events of 2014

The Detroit News has recently published a piece discussing the State of Exception exhibit opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit in February 2014. The story can be found here.
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
Pictures: Documenting Journeys of Undocumented Migrants (Story by National Geographic News)

Pictures: Documenting Journeys of Undocumented Migrants (Story by National Geographic News)

National Geographic News has just published a piece on the Undocumented Migration Project featured photos by long-time UMP collaboratorMichael Wells. The story link is here Pictures: Documenting Journeys of Undocumented Migrants
Undocumented Migration Project Featured on NPR's Tell Me More

Undocumented Migration Project Featured on NPR’s Tell Me More

The Undocumented Migration Project was recently featured on NPR’s Tell Me More. The story is titled: “Understanding Migrants Through The Things They Carried”
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UMP Director Jason De León interviewed on Stateside with Cynthia Canty, Michigan Radio

UMP Director Jason De León interviewed on Stateside with Cynthia Canty, Michigan Radio

“The Undocumented Migration Project uses archaeology to tell migrant’s stories”: UMP Director Jason De León interviewed on Stateside with Cynthia Canty, Michigan Radio. Listen here  
Jason De León's Presentation at National Geographic Live

Jason De León’s Presentation at National Geographic Live

"An anthropologist records the lives behind the border crossings" NBC Latino News

“An anthropologist records the lives behind the border crossings” NBC Latino News

“An anthropologist records the lives behind the border crossings” Story from NBC Latino News can be found here
UMP on Front Page of Arizona Daily Star (July 21st, 2013)

UMP on Front Page of Arizona Daily Star (July 21st, 2013)

“Migrants’ trash in Southern Arizona offers glimpse of history ACQUAINTED WITH ANCIENT GARBAGE, ARCHAEOLOGISTS NOW TAKE AN INTEREST IN MORE RECENT ARTIFACTS – SOME ONLY HOURS OLD.” Front page story about the UMP summer field school from the Arizona Daily Star can be found here
UMP featured on NatGeo Weekend Radio

UMP featured on NatGeo Weekend Radio

UMP Director Jason De León recently sat down with NatGeo Weekend Radio Host Boyd Matson to talk about immigration and anthropology. The full interview can be heard here
National Geographic Live! : A New Age of Exploration featuring UMP Director Jason De León

National Geographic Live! : A New Age of Exploration featuring UMP Director Jason De León

Article in Michigan Alumnus Magazine on the UMP

Article in Michigan Alumnus Magazine on the UMP

A PDF copy of a recent article in Michigan Alumnus Magazine can be found here: Michigan-Alumnus-UMP
UMP Featured in the University of Michigan LSA Magazine

UMP Featured in the University of Michigan LSA Magazine

UMP Director Jason De León named one of National Geographic's 2013 Emerging Explorers

UMP Director Jason De León named one of National Geographic’s 2013 Emerging Explorers

  UMP Director Jason De León has been named one of National Geographic’s 2013 Emerging Explorers. More info on this award can be found here
The Undocumented Migration Project Heads to Hawaii!

The Undocumented Migration Project Heads to Hawaii!

UMP faculty, staff, and students will present findings from the UMP 2012 field season at the Society for American Archaeology conference in Honolulu Friday April 5th.  Poster topics focus on the themes of place-making and (in)visibility, suffering and violence, cultural contact, and exploring what the material traces of undocumented migration can tell us that ethnography alone...
Review of State of Exception Exhibit in Hypoallergenic

Review of State of Exception Exhibit in Hypoallergenic

Hypoallergenic magazine recently wrote a review of the State of Exception exhibit, which can be found here
UMP Director Jason De León Interviewed on Canada's As It Happens

UMP Director Jason De León Interviewed on Canada’s As It Happens

UMP Director Jason De León was recently interview on Canada’s As It Happens radio show. Here is the link