"Death and Disappearance in the Borderlands: Recent Research on Undocumented Border Crosser Deaths in Southern Arizona"

This panel introduces a new Binational Migration Institute report on undocumented border crosser deaths in southern Arizona released in April 2021. Panelists include several co authors of the report, who will discuss their own research on the topic along with main findings of the report.

Presentations and Panelists

“Migrant Deaths in Southern Arizona: Recovered Undocumented Border Crosser Remains Investigated by the
Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, 1990 2020”

Daniel E. Martínez, Associate Professor, School of Sociology & Co Director, Binational Migration Institute,

“Infrastructures of Deterrence and the Geography of Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert”

Geoffrey Boyce, Academic Director, Border Studies Program, Earlham College
Samuel N. Chambers, Associate, School of Geography, Development & Environment, University of Arizona

“Counting the Dead as Activism: The Border and Beyond”

Gabriella Soto, Visiting Faculty Fellow, Barrett, The Honors College, Arizona State University

“Forensic Citizenship: Families in Search of the Missing Along the U.S. Mexico Border”


Robin C. Reineke, Assistant Research Social Scientist, The Southwest Center, University of Arizona

Event Date
Migration Research Dialogues