In celebration of the new softcover edition of my first book Immigrant Pastoral: Midwestern Landscapes and Mexican-American Neighborhoods, I’ve written a short essay setting the book within the context of the current (acrimonious) conversation about immigration and immigrants. It’s strange how immigration, particularly immigration from Mexico, is simultaneously such old news and yet so very current. 

You can read “Immigrants, Cities, and Why You Should Care” in its entirety here.  The essay is posted on my new Routledge Featured Authors page, still under construction. 

If you want more information about the softcover edition of Immigrant Pastoral, you can find that here
Over the years I’ve had many people tell me they’d like to see an edition of this book at a price point more friendly to the student or young professional wallet – this is that edition! Have a look.