Dr. Alicia Re Cruz, Professor of Anthropology, is the interim director of the Women's & Gender Studies Program, and has been a faculty member at UNT since 1992. She has devoted the last two decades to work on the multi-dimensional cultural phenomenon of migration. Alicia Re Cruz is the author of The Two Milpas of Chan Kom (1996), Migrant Women Crossing Borders (1998), Taquerías, Laundromats and Protestant Churches, the Landmarks of the Hispanic Barrios in Denton, Urban Anthropology (2005), and When Immigrants Root and Transnational Communities Grow (2009). Currently, she is member of an European interdisciplinary research cluster focused on the participation strategies and prevention of racism in Spanish schools, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Innovation and Science. The most recent scholarly products of this research cluster are collected in a special issue of Anthropology in Action, Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice, (2013), focused on Intercultural Education and edited by Dr. Re Cruz. She is also a member of an interdiscipliar tri-national research project (Canada-USA-Mexico), examining indigenous migration to the cities. In addition, throughout her professional career in North Texas, Dr. Re Cruz has been collaborating with a great variety of NGOs as a cultural expert with VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) cases, and human trafficking programs.