MacArthur Fellow & Margaret Mead Award Winner Jason De León to speak on campus

Thursday, January 18
5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Mary Kochoff Auditorium, 1030
CASL Building

MacArthur Fellow & Margaret Mead Award Winner Jason De León ... anthropologist, archaeologist, activist, director of the Undocumented Migration Project will be presenting:  “Soldiers and Kings: Violence, Representation, and Photoethnographic Practice in the Context of Human Smuggling Across Mexico.”

Since 2015, he has been involved in an analog photoethnographic project focused on documenting the daily lives of Honduran smugglers who profit from transporting undocumented migrants across Mexico. In this talk, he will discuss the relationship between transnational gangs and the human smuggling industry and outline the complicated role that photography plays as a field method and data source in this violent and ethically challenging ethnographic context.


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Hosted by:

The Anthropology Program and the Dept. of Behavioral Sciences


Prof. John Chenoweth

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