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

Robin Reineke* Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, and National Science Foundation Fellow in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Arizona

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. 

Event Date
César E. Chavez Bldg, Room. 205
Migration Research Dialogues