Jason De Leon
Professor, Anthropology and Chicana/o Studies
Division of Social Sciences
Areas of Expertise:Criminal Justice, Immigration/Immigrant Rights
Jason was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2013 and was the Weatherhead Resident Scholar at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico for the 2013-2014 academic year. He was awarded the 2016 Margaret Mead Award for his book “The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail” (featuring photos by Michael Wells). He is also on the Academic Board for the Institute for Field Research, a nonprofit organization operating over 42 field schools in 25 countries across the globe.
He holds a split faculty position in the Department of Anthropology and Chicana/o Studies. He is also affiliated with the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, which is where his research lab is located (in the same room where I began my undergraduate studies under the mentorship of Jeanne Arnold in the mid-1990s).