Jason De León is the Head Curator of Hostile Terrain 94 and Executive Director of the Undocumented Migration Project, Inc. 501 (C) (3). He is also Professor of Anthropology and Chicana/o Studies at UCLA and author of the award winning book “The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail” (UC Press 2015). De León is a 2017 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and between 2013 and 2017 he co-curated the traveling exhibition “State of Exception.”

 
Michael Wells   is the  Co-Curator  for Hostile Terrain 94 and has served as primary photographer for the Undocumented Migration Project since its inception in 2009. He has photographed the project’s ethnographic and archaeological fieldwork in Arizona, New York, Mexico, and Ecuador. A Los Angeles-based photographer, he has created photography projects on post-Katrina New Orleans, the physicality of the US Mexico border in Arizona and California, and Latino communities in the American South.

Michael Wells is the Co-Curator for Hostile Terrain 94 and has served as primary photographer for the Undocumented Migration Project since its inception in 2009. He has photographed the project’s ethnographic and archaeological fieldwork in Arizona, New York, Mexico, and Ecuador. A Los Angeles-based photographer, he has created photography projects on post-Katrina New Orleans, the physicality of the US Mexico border in Arizona and California, and Latino communities in the American South.

Austin Ella Shipman  is the  Program Manager  for the Undocumented Migration Project. She holds her BA in Sociocultural Anthropology and Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Washington and has been involved in the Undocumented Migration Project since 2010 having assisted with field school efforts in both southern Arizona and Mexico. She is particularly interested in the interaction between urban planning and migration and how cities can be better designed for the displaced. She is beyond excited to be re-joining the UMP team in the context of this critical exhibition.

Austin Ella Shipman is the Program Manager for the Undocumented Migration Project. She holds her BA in Sociocultural Anthropology and Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Washington and has been involved in the Undocumented Migration Project since 2010 having assisted with field school efforts in both southern Arizona and Mexico. She is particularly interested in the interaction between urban planning and migration and how cities can be better designed for the displaced. She is beyond excited to be re-joining the UMP team in the context of this critical exhibition.


Nicole Smith  is an  Exhibition Coordinator  for Hostile Terrain 94. She holds her BA in Anthropology from the University of Michigan with sociocultural and archaeological concentrations. She has been involved with the Undocumented Migration Project since 2017 and recently conducted fieldwork with the UMP team in southern Arizona. She is particularly interested in the relationship between materiality and memory, along with the ways in which children experience clandestine migration.  nicole@hostileterrain94.com

Nicole Smith is an Exhibition Coordinator for Hostile Terrain 94. She holds her BA in Anthropology from the University of Michigan with sociocultural and archaeological concentrations. She has been involved with the Undocumented Migration Project since 2017 and recently conducted fieldwork with the UMP team in southern Arizona. She is particularly interested in the relationship between materiality and memory, along with the ways in which children experience clandestine migration. nicole@hostileterrain94.com

Gabe Canter  is an  Exhibition Coordinator  for Hostile Terrain 94. He holds his BA in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan and has been involved with the Undocumented Migration Project since 2016, where he focused on a photo-ethnographic project relating to anti-fascist movements in reaction to the 2016 presidential election. He is so honored to be a part of this project and to explore these worldwide stories.  gabe@hostileterrain94.com

Gabe Canter is an Exhibition Coordinator for Hostile Terrain 94. He holds his BA in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan and has been involved with the Undocumented Migration Project since 2016, where he focused on a photo-ethnographic project relating to anti-fascist movements in reaction to the 2016 presidential election. He is so honored to be a part of this project and to explore these worldwide stories. gabe@hostileterrain94.com


Daniel López  is the  Social Media Coordinator  for Hostile Terrain 94. He recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Sociology. He has been involved with the Undocumented Migration Project since 2017. He is particularly interested in researching how DACA recipients going straight into the workforce after their high school graduation make sense of their future.

Daniel López is the Social Media Coordinator for Hostile Terrain 94. He recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Sociology. He has been involved with the Undocumented Migration Project since 2017. He is particularly interested in researching how DACA recipients going straight into the workforce after their high school graduation make sense of their future.

Aissa Cabrales  is an  Exhibition Liaison  for our Midwest Partners. She is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan pursuing a double major in Psychology and Spanish with a minor in Anthropology. She has been involved with the Undocumented Migration Project since 2018 and is interested in researching the effects of deportation on children.

Aissa Cabrales is an Exhibition Liaison for our Midwest Partners. She is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan pursuing a double major in Psychology and Spanish with a minor in Anthropology. She has been involved with the Undocumented Migration Project since 2018 and is interested in researching the effects of deportation on children.

Faith Williams  is an  Exhibition Liaison  for our Midwest Partners and Philadelphia partners. She is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan studying Anthropology and International Studies. She has been working on the Undocumented Migration Project since September 2018 and is interested in international security and the effects of foreign policy on cultural norms and patterns, as well as, museum studies.

Faith Williams is an Exhibition Liaison for our Midwest Partners and Philadelphia partners. She is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan studying Anthropology and International Studies. She has been working on the Undocumented Migration Project since September 2018 and is interested in international security and the effects of foreign policy on cultural norms and patterns, as well as, museum studies.


Maeve Skelly  is an  Exhibition Liaison  for our Midwest Partners. She is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan studying Public Policy. She has been working on the Undocumented Migration Project since September 2018 and is interested in advocacy, social movement, and political economy research.

Maeve Skelly is an Exhibition Liaison for our Midwest Partners. She is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan studying Public Policy. She has been working on the Undocumented Migration Project since September 2018 and is interested in advocacy, social movement, and political economy research.

Magda Mankel  is an  Exhibition Liaison  for our Arizona Partners. She is currently a graduate student in the Anthropology Department at the University of Maryland and has been involved with the UMP since 2012. Magda is interested in the ways marginalized communities and social movements mobilize cultural heritage resources to meet their contemporary needs, commemorate difficult pasts, and produce social change. Her current research explores how unauthorized, clandestine migration along the Arizona-Sonora (U.S.-Mexico) borderlands are commemorated and memorialized by immigrant advocacy groups.

Magda Mankel is an Exhibition Liaison for our Arizona Partners. She is currently a graduate student in the Anthropology Department at the University of Maryland and has been involved with the UMP since 2012. Magda is interested in the ways marginalized communities and social movements mobilize cultural heritage resources to meet their contemporary needs, commemorate difficult pasts, and produce social change. Her current research explores how unauthorized, clandestine migration along the Arizona-Sonora (U.S.-Mexico) borderlands are commemorated and memorialized by immigrant advocacy groups.

 

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