Erik Bernardino is an Assistant Professor of History and Latin American Latinx Studies at Bates College. He is a historian of the twentieth century United States specializing in Latinx, immigration, and borderlands histories. His research focuses on border policing, labor migrations, and morality at the turn of the twentieth century in the United States for Mexican immigrants. Bernardino is currently working on his book manuscript tentatively titled Rightful and Moral Work: Migration and Labor Policing at the US-Mexico Border, 1885-1937. His project focuses on the policing of Mexican sex workers and contract laborers as they crossed the US-Mexico border. He received his BA from UCLA and his PhD from UC Santa Cruz.