Dr. Michelle Téllez is an interdisciplinary scholar in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona. Her public and academic scholarship focuses on transnational community formations, mothering, and gendered migration along the U.S./Mexico borderlands. She has a long history in grassroots organizing projects, digital media and community-based arts and performance. She co-edited The Chicana M(other)work Anthology: Porque Sin Madres No Hay Revolución, published in March of 2019 and is the author of Border Women and the Community of Maclovio Rojas: Autonomy in the Spaces of Neoliberal Neglect published in September 2021. In 2022, she and her Co-PIs were awarded two Crossing Latinidades Humanities Research Initiative Grants for new work on Afro-Chicanx communities and Mexican/Chicana activists in the borderlands.