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Wayne Pitts

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Campus: Main
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Areas of Expertise:
Immigration issues
Prison conditions

About the Expert:
2003 Ph.D. Sociology, University of New MexicornDissertation Title: "Recent Mexican Immigration to the Rural South: A Case Study in Western North Carolina"1995 M.A. Sociology, University of New MexicoM.A. Thesis Title: “Political Violence and Tourism: A Case Analysis of Chiapas, Mexico.”I have lived and travelled in Mexico for extended periods of time since 1987. My most extensive experiences are in Oaxaca (were I lived a couple of years), Chiapas, Durango, Nuevo Laredo, Coahuila, and other states in the north. I have been working and studying in Guatemala for the past two years.

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