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Bone Lecture speaker gives a brown bag lecture in the Department of Politics and Government

Jason De Leon giving a lecture by desk in a classroom

Jason De Leon, Associate Professor at the University of Michigan

Jason De León, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan and director of the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP) is the 2018-2019 Bone Lecture speaker.

Hosted by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, De León delivered the Bone Lecture in the evening of February 20. While he was on campus during the day, he gave a brown bag talk about his work within the UMP to faculty and graduate students in the Department of Politics and Government.

His talk gave an overview of the UMP, which over the past 10 years has engaged in interdisciplinary research focusing on undocumented border crossings from Mexico into the United States. De León explained that the UMP has used a variety of methods, including ethnographic, archaeological, and forensic methods, to document border crossings and migrant deaths.

He shared information about a variety of research projects and art exhibits in which he has been involved.

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