Dr. Victoria Stone-Cadena is the Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM) at Yale. She has served as the Associate Director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, and as an Anthropology faculty member at Saint Peter’s University. A broadly trained socio-cultural anthropologist, she earned her doctorate at the CUNY Graduate Center. With the support of a Fulbright fellowship, she conducted her ethnographic research in southern highland Ecuador. Her research interests include indigeneity and ethnicity, transnationalism, diaspora, and mobility studies, and the intersections of gender, race, and ethnicity across the Americas. She currently co-chairs the Expert Witness Section of the Latin American Studies Association. Dr. Stone-Cadena has convened with an interdisciplinary group of scholars of human smuggling and migrant facilitation at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, at the Watson Institute at Brown University, at the VU in Amsterdam, at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and at the University of Texas at El Paso.