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October 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

By Jason De León, MMV artist and Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan

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.

Lecture in the Keck Classroom, Pettengill Hall, Bates College. Sponsored by the Bates Department of Anthropology.


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October 2, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Pettengill Hall, Bates College
4 Andrews Rd.
Lewiston, ME 04240 United States
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