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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)
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Research Interests: materiality, violence, suffering, migration, U.S./Mexico Border, Latin America.
I currently direct the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a long-term study of clandestine border crossing that uses a combination of ethnographic and archaeological 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.
Note: Graduate students interested in working directly with Dr. De León should apply to the sociocultural program in anthropology.
In Press “Better To Be Hot Than Caught”: Excavating the Conflicting Roles of Migrant Material Culture. American Anthropologist.
In Press The Efficacy and Impact of the Alien Transfer Exit Program: Migrant Perspectives from Nogales. Sonora, Mexico. International Migration.
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Ann Arbor, Michigan