MIGRANT DEATHS IN THE ARIZONA DESERT addresses the tragic results of government policies on immigration. The activists, artists, and scholars included in this volume are dedicated to the thousands of men, women, and children who have lost their lives while crossing the desert in search of a better life. The contributors seek answers to these deaths, speaking to the complexity of this tragedy via a range of community and scholarly approaches. Chapters touch on immigration and how it is studied, community responses to crisis, government policy, definitions of citizenship, and the role of the arts and human expression in response to state violence. Collectively the contributions throw a spotlight on the multivocal, transdisciplinary efforts to address the historical silence surrounding this human tragedy. Despite numerous changes in the migration processes and growing attention to the problem, many people who attempt border crossings continue to disappear and die. This book offers a timely exploration of the ways that residents, scholars, activists, and artists are responding to this humanitarian crisis.