Northwestern University

Tue 12:30 PM

Anthropology Colloquium: Jason De Leon, Univeristy of Michigan

When: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM  

Where: 1810 Hinman Avenue, 104, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Nancy Hickey   847.467.1507

Group: Anthropology Colloquia and Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Soldiers and Kings: Violence, Masculinity, and Photoethnographic Practice in the Context of Human Smuggling Across Mexico

Since 2015 I have 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 I 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, hyper-masculine, and ethically challenging ethnographic context.

Co-sponsored by the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities as part of the Security Dialogues.  Also co-sponsored by Latina & Latino Studies Program

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