Dr. Cynthia E. Orozco is an award-winning and bestselling author, historian, and film and museum consultant. She is professor of history and humanities at Eastern New Mexico University–Ruidoso. She is the author of No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement, the University of Texas Press’s bestselling academic book between 2010 and 2020. Her book Agent of Change: Adela Sloss-Vento, Mexican American Civil Rights Activist and Texas Feminist won the Liz Carpenter Award for Best Book in Texas women’s history 2020 from the Texas State Historical Association. She was a co-editor of Mexican Americans in Texas History. She has written over 80 articles for the Handbook of Texas, a Texas history encyclopedia, and over a hundred articles and letters to the editor in Texas, New Mexico, and California newspapers. She is a two-time Ford Fellow and the Texas State Historical Association Fellow.