News for Thursday, September 10, 2015

SAR Congratulates Alum Jason de Léon on Book Publication

Jason De León and his son, IgnacioJason De León and his son, Ignacio2013–2014 Weatherhead Resident ScholarJason De León and his son, Ignacio2013–2014 Weatherhead Resident Scholar

The School for Advanced Research congratulates 2013-2014 Weatherhead Fellow Jason de Léon on the publication of his book titled The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail, UC Press, 2015. De Léon is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Undocumented Migration Project at the University of Michigan. While in residence at SAR, he worked on completing the manuscript that resulted in The Land of Open Graves.

"De León confronts us with a vivid indictment of the killing fields on the US-Mexico border and reveals the brutality of global inequality in all its goriness and intimate suffering. A self-described refugee from archaeology, De León is revitalizing the field of anthropology by blowing apart the traditional subdisciplinary boundaries. With no holds barred, he offers new paths for theory, methods, and public anthropology."
— Philippe Bourgois, author of Righteous Dopefiend and In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio

For more information on the book, please visit the UC Press website.

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