Binational Migration Institute Research Dialogues - NOV 1 / 4 PM / Chavez 205


Tue, 11/01/2011 - 04:00

Manner of Death: Structural Violence
An Ethnography of Arizona’s Body Count

Robin Reineke, Ph.D. Candidate and NSF fellow in Cultural Anthropology

November 1 / 4 PM / CHAVEZ Rm 205

It is estimated that over 5000 bodies have been discovered along the U.S.-Mexico Border over the past ten years.  1,883 of these have been discovered in Southern Arizona, and have been processed at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Tucson.

Seeking to bring into view the hidden complexity behind body counts, this research draws on 5 years of ethnographic research with families of missing and deceased migrants, government agencies and NGOs. Join us for this presentation on the eve of El Día de los Muertos, to reflect on the 10 years of death in the Arizona desert and the violence that has caused it.

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