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Hospitality Opens Borders

As I move from field work to analysis and writing, I am seeing my interviews through new lenses and perspectives. In that spirit, here is a teaser of a chapter that I am working on for a book on migration … Continue reading

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La Hospitalidad Abre Fronteras

En medio de una transición de mi trabajo de campo a mi análisis y escritura, estoy empezando a ver mis entrevistas desde nuevas perspectivas. Como parte de mis reflexiones, aquí va un avance de un capítulo que estoy escribiendo por … Continue reading

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Cuaresma

Here are a few of my thoughts on the Fullfill blog this week on the meaning of cuaresma in rural Puebla: When I first arrived in a rural region of Puebla, Mexico in December, it was the beginning of what people there … Continue reading

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Fiesteros (Party People) [English Version]

“Somos bien fiesteros” (We are certainly party people). When I was told that in December when I arrived in these communities in Puebla I didn’t quite believe it. Certainly there was a posada every night, mixed in with other celebrations … Continue reading

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Fiesteros (Party People) [Versión en español]

“Somos bien fiesteros.” Así me dijeron en diciembre cuando llegué en las comunidades en Puebla pero en aquel momento no lo creía. Había posadas cada noche y otras celebraciones como la de la Virgen de Guadalupe, pero en el tiempo … Continue reading

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Waiting

Waiting was agony this summer. The days in Veracruz were sweltering hot. Some mornings when we arrived early at the shelter there were only two or three migrants around. We sat and cleaned beans or rice for hours as I … Continue reading

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No me puedes llevar? (Can’t you take me?)

 I summarize my time in Tierra Blanca by saying it was a period of daily uncertainty and questions. Here is a piece that I wrote while I was there exploring the limits of my work and the morality of human … Continue reading

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