Sarah-Louise Dawtry is a PhD candidate in History. She completed her undergraduate degree in History with a minor in English Literature at the University of Cincinnati, where she attained membership in Phi Beta Kappa, and went on to complete a masters in Art History at the same University. Her PhD, entitled “From Boom to Bust: Responses to Working Conditions by Mexican Hardrock Miners in Mexico and the American Southwest, 1880-1940,” is a transnational and regional study of Mexican and Mexican-American industrial miners in Mexico and the United States. Specifically, she is interested in responses to workplace conditions and health and safety hazards, ranging from union activism to daily survival strategies. While historical in nature, her work is intended to be a direct commentary on both contemporary immigration debates and the recent resumption of industrial mining in the Southwest.