Jecoa Ross is a doctoral candidate in Borderlands History at the University of Texas at El Paso, where he also received his Master’s degree in 2016 and Bachelor’s degree (cum laude and college honors) in 2013. He teaches introductory U.S. history classes at UTEP and at El Paso Community College, and he has worked as a teaching assistant in U.S. and Texas history courses and as a tutor in the History Tutoring Center at UTEP. Jecoa’s research focuses on sexuality, gender, and race in the law on the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, and it deals specifically with the Texas sodomy and homosexual conduct statutes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has presented papers at the 2018 American Historical Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C., the 2016 Conference in Citizenship Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, the 2015 Southwestern Social Science Association annual meeting in Denver, and at various graduate and undergraduate conferences at UTEP since 2012. Jecoa is a member of the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association, the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History, and Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society.