Jason De León

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Jason DeLeon

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

223-A West Hall, 1085 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor MI 48109-1107

Office Location(s): 223-A West Hall (office), 221 West Hall (lab)
Phone: 734.764.8577
Fax: 734.763.6077
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Latino/a Studies Program
  • About

    I am anthropologist whose research interests include theories of violence, materiality, death and mourning, Latin American migration, crime and forensic analyses, and archaeology of the contemporary.

    I direct the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a long-term study of clandestine border crossing that uses a combination of ethnographic, archaeological, and forensic approaches to understand this phenomenon in a variety of geographic contexts including the Sonoran Desert of Southern Arizona, Northern Mexican border towns, and the southern Mexico/Guatemala border.

    I am also developing a large-scale project on urban violence, Latinos, and crime scene analysis.

    Note: Graduate students interested in working directly with Dr. De León should apply to the sociocultural program in anthropology.

  • Education
    • B.A. Anthropology, UCLA, 2001
    • Ph.D., Anthropology, Penn State University, 2008
  • Awards
    • 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer
    • 2013 School for Advanced Research Weatherhead Fellow
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Violence
    • materiality
    • Latino migration
    • Forensic Science
    • Archaeology of the Contemporary
  • Selected Publications:
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