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Soldiers and Kings: Violence, Representation, and Photoethnographic Practice in the Context of Human Smuggling Across Mexico - Jason DeLeon
Soldiers and Kings:  Violence, Representation, and Photoethnographic  Practice in the Context of Human Smuggling Across Mexico  - Jason DeLeon
WhenThursday, May 10, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m.
Campus locationThomson Hall (THO)
Campus room101
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsEvent co-sponsored by: American Ethnic Studies; Anthropology; Comparative History of Ideas; Geography; Jackson School of International Studies.
Description

Free and open to the public.

Since 2015, Jason De León 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.

Jason De León is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor of
Anthropology at the University of Michigan and Director of the Undocumented
Migration Project. His book, The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on
the Migrant Trail, was published by the University of California Press in 2015.
Information on his work can be found at:
www.undocumentedmigrationproject.com

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