My Propinquity Towards Grandiose Narratives

Our book, The U.S.-Mexico Transborder Region: Cultural Dynamics and Historical Interactions (Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez and Josiah Heyman, Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2017: 401 pp.) is a labor of affection and hopefully a contribution to recasting a region that is often mischaracterized by only the brittle, bifurcating borderline imposed upon a common ecology only two grandmothers ago […]

ALLA in a Time of Uncertainty

Early in the morning on Wednesday, 16 November 2016, I left my office at Oberlin College to catch a plane from Cleveland and join thousands of my fellow anthropologists for the AAA Annual Meeting. My one regret leaving campus that day was that I would be unable to march with hundreds of Oberlin students, staff, […]

Photography In The House of Pakal

Between 2009 and 2014 I deployed a mix of ethnography, archaeology, and forensic science to examine the undocumented movement of people through the brutalizing Sonoran Desert of Arizona.  In 2015 I turned my attention towards those fleeing violence and poverty in the Golden Triangle of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador and who must cross the […]