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Antonio N. Zavaleta and Mitchell A. Kaplan

Antonio N. Zavaleta and Mitchell A. Kaplan
are academics and scholars. Dr. Tony Zavaleta (pictured left) is a native of Brownsville, Texas. He received a doctoral degree in anthropology in 1976 from the University of Texas at Austin and has spent the last 45 years studying the border. Zavaleta is known for his research on border demography, and issues concerning poverty, colonias, immigration, and health disparities. He was awarded the “Premio Ohtli” by Mexico for outstanding contributions to the study of Mexicans living abroad and is Professor Emeritus of anthropology and sociology at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Mitchell A. Kaplan is a clinical sociologist with 30 years of program evaluation experience. He received his doctorate in sociology from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 1987 and was the recipient of a postdoctoral research fellowship from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. Kaplan is a certified member of the American Academy of Professional Sociological Practitioners. He has worked as a research scientist and professional consultant for several non-profit and local government organizations in New York City.

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