In 2001, a Dallas Observer reporter stepped into a shadowy, smoke-filled room and narrowed his eyes to see through the blinking neon lights and deconstruct the American traveler’s fascination with the modern sex industry along the border. The image he projected, of women lined up against a crumbling wall in a run down bar, tells… Read more →
Leah Lagrone Ochoa
Leah LaGrone Ochoa is PhD student at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Currently, her focus is on the history of working class women, including the politics of labor, prostitution, and morality in Texas. She is also the author of “In the Public Eye: Texas Governor James Ferguson’s Fight with the Press,” in Impeached: The Removal of Governor James E. Ferguson, A Centennial Examination, ed. Jessica Brannon-Wranosky and Bruce A. Glasrud (College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2017).