Dolores Rivas Bahti in 2001 received her Ph.D. in U.S. History, with a doctoral minor in Art History. She is a 1992 National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship recipient and 1998 alumna of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Her research explores a spectrum of Spanish colonial to regional contemporary topics, most recently photo-dynamics in the North by Southwest U.S.-Mexico border region. She also has held consecutive visiting research appointments in 2011 and 2012 at the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in North America (CSERA), Brown University, for continuing research on spiritual and political dimensions of Spanish exile and migration in Mexico and immigrant allegories of faith in Arizona. In 2012, she became a member of the Association of Collaborators of the Institutum Historicum Teresianum, in Rome. Dr. Rivas Bahti teaches classes in the Basic Languages Program.