Noted Chicano Studies scholar Dr. Tomás Ybarra-Frausto has taught at Stanford University, the University of California at San Diego and the University of Washington. He has also served as the Associate Director of Creativity and Culture at the Rockefeller Foundation. In 2007, he was awarded the Smithsonian Institution's Henry Medal, which recognizes individuals for service, achievements or contributions that add to the honor and growth of the Smithsonian. Mexico has awarded him the prestigious "Order of the Aztec Eagle" due to his life-long work nurturing a cultural understanding between the United States and Mexico by way of the arts and humanities. Frausto has been published in various art brochures, books and journals and is the author of Rasquachismo: a Chicano sensibility.