The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was reimagined as a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley in 2015 when our legacy institutions--The University of Texas-Pan American and The University of Texas at Brownsville--united as UTRGV. It is currently one of the largest Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the nation. The Department of Anthropology's teaching and research activities take advantage of its location on the US-Mexico borderland in deep south Texas and emphasize active engagement with our local communities. We offer courses in all four subfields at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Anthropology faculty are active as leaders and members in a number of other academic programs including Public Heritage and Community Engagement (BAIS), Community Historical Archaeology Program with Schools, Border Studies Archive @ UTRGV Library, Medical Humanities (BA), Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, Agriculture (BS), Environmental and Sustainability Sciences (MS), and the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute (School of Medicine).We offer an Archaeology Field School in Ecuador in the summer and internship courses every semester and summer session.