Roberto Gonzales, Author of ‘Lives in Limbo,’ to Speak at UH

Gonzales Is Known for His Work on the Lives of Undocumented Immigrants

Roberto Gonzales, whose book, “Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America,” follows a group of undocumented children into adulthood, will speak at the University of Houston later this month.

Gonzales, assistant professor of education at Harvard University, will discuss his work during the George I. Sanchez Lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at the UH Law Center’s Heritage Room. The talk is free and open to the public.

Gonzales, one of the leading experts on undocumented immigrant youth and young adults, is also associate editor of the journal Social Problems. His research focuses on ways in which legal and educational institutions shape the experiences of poor, minority and immigrant youth.

His book, published in 2015 by the University of California Press, followed 150 undocumented youth in Los Angeles for a dozen years, as they moved through high school and into an uncertain future.

A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. The event is sponsored by several UH programs, including the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Law Center’s Immigration Clinic, the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law, the Center for Borders, Trade and Immigration Research and the UH Center for Immigration Research, as well as the UH Department of Sociology.

WHAT:                          Roberto Gonzales, author of “Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in

                                      America,” will speak at the University of Houston Law Center.

WHEN:                           4 p.m. Tuesday, March 29

WHERE:                         Heritage Room, second floor of UH Law Center

MEDIA CONTACT:          Jeannie Kever,, 713-743-0778, m-713-504-3769

                                         Carrie Criado,, 713-743-2184.