Sergio M. González is an assistant professor of Latinx Studies in the Departments of History and Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. A historian of twentieth-century U.S. immigration, labor, and religion, his scholarship focuses on the development of Latino communities in the U.S. Midwest. His first book, Mexicans in Wisconsin, offered a concise introductory history of Mexican settlement and community formation across the state. His current project, Strangers No Longer: Latino Belonging and Faith in 20th Century Wisconsin, explores the relationship between religiosity, Latino communities, and social justice movements in twentieth century Wisconsin.
González extends his academic scholarship into his service commitments by serving on the executive boards of organizations such as the Labor and Working Class History Association, the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, the Wisconsin Labor History Society, and State of Wisconsin Historic Preservation Review Board. A scholar-activist at heart, has also served as a co-founder of and lead organizer for the Dane Sanctuary Coalition and as a board member of Voces de la Frontera, Wisconsin’s largest and most active membership-based immigrant and worker justice organization.
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
González teaches across a variety of departments and programs, including History; Languages, Literatures, Arts, & Culture; Latinx Studies; and the Honors Program. His courses focus on Latinx belonging and community formation, activism and civil rights movements, urban settlement, faith and religiosity, and the historical development of citizenship in the United States.
- U.S. immigration and labor history
- Latinx studies
- Religious studies