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Rice Sociologist Examines Lives of Border Crossers

About 10 years ago, Dr. Sergio Chávez lived in Tijuana, Mexico, to get a better understanding of the people who lived there. His findings, based on his experience and more than 150 in-depth interviews, are in his new book Border Lives. Chávez, an assistant professor of sociology at Rice University, recently sat down with Houston […]

Border Lives Sergio Chavez Book CoverAbout 10 years ago, Dr. Sergio Chávez lived in Tijuana, Mexico, to get a better understanding of the people who lived there.

His findings, based on his experience and more than 150 in-depth interviews, are in his new book Border Lives.

Chávez, an assistant professor of sociology at Rice University, recently sat down with Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin to talk about his experience.

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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