Rebecca Crocker is an anthropologist, ethnographer, folklorist and engaged community member. She has studied Latin American immigration for the past 25 years and worked hands-on in immigrant communities in California, Arizona and North Carolina as a public school teacher, violence prevention organizer and language interpreter. Crocker earned her doctorate in cultural anthropology from the University of Arizona, where she studied the relationship between emotional trauma and health declines in the Mexican immigrant community. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Border Health Disparities at the University of Arizona College of Public Health. She is a contributor to the new book, "The Border and its Bodies."