Jason De León is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan where he directs the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP). De León’s research investigates the brutal world of clandestine border crossings between Mexico and the US, and he is currently documenting the lives of Honduran smugglers living in Mexico. His work sits at […]

116th AAA Annual Meeting Call For Papers

Anthropology matters! is a call across the field to unite in our diversity, to embrace difficulty, be vibrant messmates, and promote the relevance of what anthropology is and does. Anthropology is best at describing the past, exploring the present, predicting the future, and navigating the processes of being and becoming human. Emphasizing the relationship between […]

AAA’s Migration Initiative Featured at the 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

“A living cultural museum,” would be the best way to describe the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The outdoor festival that spans two weeks provides an opportunity to listen to music, observe and partake in the making of crafts and eat cuisine from around the world. This year’s Festival focused on the Basque Country and the culturally […]