Daniel BonacciProfessor WehrerANT 303May 2, 2019Jason De Leon is an associate professor at the University of Michigan and will become a professor at the University of California this year. De Leon is the director of the Undocumented Migrant Project which is the long-term anthropological study of clandestine migration between Mexico and the United States that uses a combination of ethnographic, visual, archaeological, and forensic approaches to understand the violent social process (Bio). Also, De Leon is on the board for the Institute of Field Research. With his previous work and research De Leon has more than proved himself to be a credible source of information especially since his book “The Land of the Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail” was an award-winning book and one that he went and did the leg work.De Leon uses multiple different techniques to acquire his data some of those would be through field work, interviews, and observations (De Leon, 26). De Leon also is able to use an archeological approach which focuses on material items and artifacts that would be left behind by somebody in the desert. He has a background in archeology which gives him a way to explorethis situation unlike many other anthropologists would. He is also used physical anthropology to acquire his data and that allows him to show how the human body reacts in the relation to cultureand why some of the things people do are in a certain way (De Leon, 28). With De Leon being a great source of information, it is even better that all of the data that he is interpreting into his book he also had collected himself so there is no worry of the data being skewed or not having the right conditions to describe what is found.