The Department of Sociology and Criminology presents the 2017 Geller Lecture
The Land of Open Graves:
Life, Death, and the Politics of Decomposition on the U.S./Mexico Border
Monday, September 18, 2017
D. J. Lombardo Student Center – LSC Conference Room
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jason De León
Associate Professor of Anthropology
University of Michigan
Anthropologist Jason De León examines the U.S.-Mexico border to shed light on one of the most pressing political issues of our time—the human consequences of U.S. immigration policy. His book, The Land of Open Graves, reveals the suffering and deaths that occur daily in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as thousands of undocumented migrants attempt to cross the border from Mexico into the United States.
Norma Geller graduated from John Carroll University as a sociology major. In appreciation of the education afforded to her at John Carroll, Albert I. and Norma C. Geller presented a philanthropic gift to the Department of Sociology at JCU. This gift is to be used by the department for programs related to human relations.