SAA-2013

UMP Researchers at the Society for American Archaeology Meetings (Honolulu, April 2013).

Conference Presentations 2015

2015                J. De León

“The Edge of Humanity: Why Commonsensical Notions about Nature Impede our Understandings of Structural Violence in the Arizona Desert.” Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 80th Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA.).

 

2015                A. Forringer-Beal, P. Hristova, and J. De León

“A Story Told Two Ways: Exploring the Intersectionality Between the Archaeological Record and Social Context of Undocumented Female Migrants.” Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 80th Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA.).

 

2015                J. De León and C. Gokee (session organizers)

“Crossing Borders and Erasing Boundaries: An Overview of the First Five Years of the

Undocumented Migration Project.” Society for Historical Archaeology 48th annual meetings (Seattle, WA.)

 

2015                J. De León

“On Dangerous Ground: Documenting the Undocumented Migration Project 2009-2014.” Society for Historical Archaeology 48th annual meetings (Seattle, WA.)

 

2015                A. Antoniou and J. De León

“Apparel in Peril: An Archaeological Study of How Clothing Becomes Embedded with Human Suffering.” Society for Historical Archaeology 48th annual meetings (Seattle, WA.)

 

2015                J. Drummond and J. De León

“Humanitarian Sites: A Contemporary Archaeological and Ethnographic Study of Clandestine Culture Contact among Undocumented Migrants, Humanitarian Aid Groups, and the U.S. Border Patrol.” Society for Historical Archaeology 48th annual meetings (Seattle, WA.)

 

2015                K. Hall, A. Antoniou, J. Beck, and J. De León

“‘Etched in Bone’: The Forensic Taphonomy of Undocumented Migration in the Sonoran Desert.” Society for Historical Archaeology 48th annual meetings (Seattle, WA.)

 

2015                L. Mlyn and J. De León

“Cherry-Picking” the Material Record of Border Crossings: Artifact Selection and Narrative Construction Among Non-Migrants.” Society for Historical Archaeology 48th annual meetings (Seattle, WA.)

 

2015                A. Schubert, M. Naumann, and J. De León

“‘Stepping Over the Line’: Hyper-Masculinity, Institutionalized Violence, and the Archaeology of the U.S. Border Patrol.’” Society for Historical Archaeology 48th annual meetings (Seattle, WA.)

Conference Presentations 2014

2014                J. De León

Of Vultures and Conservationists: Taphonomies of Removal and Erasure. Paper presented at the 113th Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association (Washington, D.C.).

 

2014                Stewart, H., C. Gokee, and J. De León

“Terror in the Desert.” Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 79th Annual Meeting (Austin, TX).

 

2014                K. Hall, A. Antoniou, H. Stewart, J. Beck, jess, and J. De León

“Exploring the Taphonomic Processes that Impact the Remains of Undocumented Border Crossers in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.” Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 79th Annual Meeting (Austin, TX).

 

2014                A. Forringer-Beal, P. Hristova, S. Grabowska, C. Gokee, and J. De León

“Hidden in Plain Sight: Gendered Strategies of Survival and Subterfuge along the Migrant Trail.” Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 79th Annual Meeting (Austin, TX).

 

2014                J. De León and M. Naumann

“Searching for José: Bureaucracy, Border Patrol, and Desaparecidos in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.” Paper presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology, 74th Annual Meeting (Albuquerque, NM.).

 

2014                K. Hall, A. Antoniou, H. Stewart, J. Beck, jess, and J. De León

Exploring the Taphonomic Processes that Impact the Remains of Undocumented Border Crossers in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Poster presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology, 74th Annual Meeting (Albuquerque, NM.).

 

2014                P. Hristova, A. Dantus, S. Grabowska, C. Gokee, Cameron, and J. De León

The Political Ecology of “Prevention through Deterrence”: Migrants’ Perspectives on the Sonoran Desert and Boundary Enforcement. Poster presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology, 74th Annual Meeting (Albuquerque, NM.).

 

2014                L. Mlyn, C. Gokee, Cameron and J. De León

“Cherry-Picking” the Material Record of Border Crossings: Examining Artifact Selection and Narrative Construction among Non-Migrants. Poster presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology, 74th Annual Meeting (Albuquerque, NM.).

 

2014                J. Drummond, J. De León, R. Palacio, and M. Wells

The Undocumented Landscape: A Visual Exploration of Migrant Trails in the Sonoran Desert. Video presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology, 74th Annual Meeting (Albuquerque, NM.).

 

 

Conference Presentations 2013

2013               A. Forringer-Beal

What Little Remains: Examining the Impact of Desert Conservation Efforts on the Archaeological Record of Undocumented Migration in Southern Arizona. Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 78th Annual Meetings (Honolulu, HI.).

 

2013             S. Grabowska

Clandestine Architecture along the U.S.-Mexico Border: Housing the Invisible Body in a Landscape of Surveillance. Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 78th Annual Meetings (Honolulu, HI.).

 

2013             M. Mankel

Undocumented Migration, Boundary Enforcement, and Contemporary Archaeological Sites: Understanding the Modified Southern Arizona Landscape from the Perspective of Locals. Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 78th Annual Meetings (Honolulu, HI.).

 

2013             H. Stewart and I. Ostericher

The Different Strategies and Stages of “The Crossing”: Mapping the Assemblages of Migrant Sites in Relation to Their Distance from the Arizona/Sonora Border. Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 78th Annual Meetings (Honolulu, HI.).

 

2013              M. Castillo

A Taphonomic Approach to Migrant Stations: Excavating Cultural and Natural Site Formation Processes in the Sonoran Desert. Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 78th Annual Meetings (Honolulu, HI.).

 

2013              C. Gokee

Bitter Pills to Swallow: Undocumented Migration and Medication in the Sonoran Desert. Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 78th Annual Meetings (Honolulu, HI.).

 

2013                J. De León

Necroviolence and the Posthumous Lives of Undocumented Border Crossers. Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 78th Annual Meetings (Honolulu, HI.).

 

2013                J. Drummond and J. De León

Interactions at Humanitarian Water Drop Sites: An Archaeological and Ethnographic Study of Clandestine Culture Contact among Undocumented Migrants, Humanitarian Aid Groups, and Border Patrol. Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 78th Annual Meetings (Honolulu, HI.).

 

2013                S. Yackshaw and J. De León

Necroviolence, Taphonomy, and the Ethics of Killing Animals to Understand What Happens to the Corpses of Undocumented Border Crossers. Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 78th Annual Meetings (Honolulu, HI.).

 

2013                M. Fernandez and J. De León

Documenting the Dead: A Geo-Spatial Analysis of Published Migrant Death Locations. Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 78th Annual Meetings (Honolulu, HI.).

 

2013                A. Schubert, J. De León, and M. Naumann

Artifacts of “Deterrence”: The Materiality of Migrant Contact with U.S. Border Patrol. Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 78th Annual Meetings (Honolulu, HI.).

 

Conference Presentations 2012

2012    J. De León, C. Gokee, and A. Schubert

Site (De)Formation Processes and Taphonomies of Violence: The Sonoran Desert, Undocumented Migration, and the Hybrid Collectif of “Prevention Through Deterrence” Paper presented at the 111th Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association (San Francisco, CA.).

 

2012    J. De León and A. Forringer-Beal

Violent and Disappearing Roads to Modern Aztlán: Archaeology of the Contemporary, Undocumented Migration, and the Politics of Conservation. Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 77th Annual Meetings (Memphis, TN).

 

2012    A. Forringer-Beal and J. De León

Fragments and Females: Using Micro-Debitage to Understand the Border Crossing Experiences of Women Migrants in Southern Arizona. Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 77th Annual Meetings (Memphis, TN).

 

2012    R. Dennis, J. De León, C. Crow, and A. Naumann

Exploring Spatial Patterns and Distributions of Migrant Stations in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. Paper presented at Association of American Geographers annual meeting (New York, NY).

 

2012    J. De León

Free Markets and “Closed” Borders: The Roles of Capitalism, Entrepreneurism, and Border Enforcement in Shaping the Modern U.S./Mexico Border Crossing Industry. Annual Meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology (Baltimore, MD.)

 

Conference Presentations 2011

2011    J. De León

The Structural Violence of Undocumented Border Crossing: Bridging the Gap Between Material Correlates and Embodied Experiences of Illegality, Suffering, and Conflict. Paper presented at the 110th Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association (Montreal).

 

2011    S. Brighton and J. De León

No Irish or Latinos Need Apply: Archaeological Perspectives On American Immigrant Experiences Between the 19th and 21st Century. Paper presented at the 110th Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association (Montreal).

 

2011    J. De León and A. Naumann.

Water Bottles, Backpacks and Footwear: Investigating the Circulation of Undocumented Migrant Commodities between Northern Mexico and Southern Arizona. Paper presented at the Theoretical Archaeology Group meeting, May 2011 (University of California, Berkeley).

 

2011    J. De León, R. Dennis, A. Naumann, M. Wells, and C. Crow

“By the time I get to Arivaca”: A Phenomenological Approach to Modern Undocumented Migration in Southern Arizona.  Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 76th Annual Meetings (Sacramento, Ca.).

 

Conference Presentations 2010

2010    J. De León

“Undocumented Mexican Migrants, Undocumented Mexican Nationals: Navigating Trauma, Violence, and Bureaucracy on Both sides of the US/Mexico Border.” Paper presented at the 109th Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association (New Orleans, LA).

 

2010    A. Naumann and J. De León

Red Bull, Nick’s Club, Sahuaro Water, and Gatorade: Documenting the Circulation of Undocumented Migrant Goods between Northern Mexico and Southern Arizona. Paper presented at the 109th Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association (New Orleans, LA).

 

2010    J. De León

The Migrant Material Culture Project: Studying Modern Undocumented Migration Through Ethnoarchaeology and Ethnography. Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 75th Annual Meetings (St. Louis, Mo.).

 

Conference Presentations 2009

2009   J. De León

“Mochilas, Electrolit, y Mucho Más: An Ethnographic and Ethnoarchaeological Study of Undocumented Migration in Southern Arizona.” Paper presented at the 108th Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association (Philadelphia, Pa).