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Rice Sociologist Examines Lives of Border Crossers

Posted on · 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 Matters producer Maggie […]

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Border Odyssey: Meeting the People Patrolling and Living Near the U.S.-Mexico Border

Posted on · In 2010, Duke University professor Charles Thompson followed the U.S.-Mexico border, which spans nearly two-thousand miles. They followed a path from the Texas Gulf Coast to the Pacific Ocean, exploring small towns and larger communities on both sides of the border. Thompson spoke with residents living within these border communities to get a better understanding […]