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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The Land of Open Graves Reviewed in The Times Literary Supplement

The Land of Open Graves Reviewed in The Times Literary Supplement

The Land of Open Graves was recently reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement.   Book critic Jennie Gamlin writes: “The Land of Open Graves is hard to put down. Its violent and vivid content draws you into a reality that we should all know about, and the author’s interpretation provides a political and theoretical perspective that...
The Land of Open Graves featured on National Geographic's Book Talk

The Land of Open Graves featured on National Geographic’s Book Talk

The Land of Open Graves has recently been featured on National Geographic’s Book Talk. The story can be found here.
The Land of Open Graves featured on Salon.com

The Land of Open Graves featured on Salon.com

An excerpt from “The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail” was recently featured on Salon.com. That excerpt can be found here.
Video about State of Exception Exhibit at ArtPrize

Video about State of Exception Exhibit at ArtPrize

The State of Exception exhibit will be at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan September 23rd-October 11th, 2015.  EXHIBIT DESCRIPTION: “State of Exception presents traces of the human experience– objects left behind in the desert by undocumented migrants on their journey into the U.S., all collected as part of the research...
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...
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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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
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