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IMG_1182jecoa ross (he/him/his) is a full-time faculty instructor in the History Program at San Antonio College, teaching face-to-face, online, and hybrid classes in both U.S. and Texas history. he is also a doctoral candidate in the University of Texas at El Paso Borderlands History PhD Program, where he specializes in Borderlands and United States History with a minor concentration in the history of Psychiatry and Empire. his dissertation focuses on the history of the Texas sodomy and homosexual conduct statutes and has received generous financial support for archival research from the UNT Libraries Special Collections and the UTEP Graduate School and Department of History. his previous work has earned him the UTEP College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Thesis Awards for his undergraduate and master’s theses.

jecoa has also taught part-time at both UTEP and El Paso Community College, he is a former Mellon fellow with the EPCC-UTEP Humanities Collaborative, and he has worked as the program director for a STARTALK grant-funded language immersion summer program for El Paso-area high school students at UTEP.