GABRIELLA E. SANCHEZ (Ph.D., Arizona State University) is an Assistant Professor of Security Studies and Associate Director for Research at The University of Texas El Paso's National Security Studies Institute. Her research and teaching interests involve the social ecology of transnational organized crime, of border crossings and human mobility efforts, and of bottom-up resistance and insurgent movements. Prior to joining NSSI she was a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Catholic University of America, a Research Fellow at Monash University’s Border Crossing Observatory (Melbourne, Australia), a Visiting Lecturer at Wellesley College, a Fulbright Scholar at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a Post-Doctoral Researcher at START, the University of Maryland's Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. An anthropologist by training, Dr. Sanchez has completed field research in over 20 countries on five continents, including transborder research for her book Human Smuggling and Border Crossings(Routledge,2015) emerging from her ethnographic work among human and drug smuggling facilitators. A consultant for federal and state agencies and global NGOs, her professional affiliations include the American Anthropological Association, the American Society of Criminology, the Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Network, and the University of Oxford’s Border Criminologies Research Group. She is also a reviewer for the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, the Bulletin of Latin American Research, and Sociological Perspectives.