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Ellwyn R. Stoddard (born February 16, 1927 in Garland, Utah) is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Texas at El Paso where he began teaching in 1965.

Stoddard is an expert on Mexican borderslands culture. He wrote the Borderlands Sourcebook, Mexican Americans, Maquila: Assembly Plants in Northern Mexico as well as about 100 articles, chapters or books largely relating to Borderlands Culture. Among other things, Stoddard has argued Maquilas are safer and give better benefits than other factories in the region.[1]

Stoddard was the founder of the Association of Borderland Scholars. He has been included in Who's Who in America

Stoddard is a Latter-day Saint.