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Sergio Gonzalez
Dr. Sergio GonzálezMarquette University

Sensenbrenner Hall, 203B

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(262) 227-1506
Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor


Sergio M. González (PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018) is a historian of twentieth-century U.S. immigration and labor. His scholarship focuses on the development of Latinx communities in urban areas in the American Midwest, with an emphasis on the religious communities Latinx immigrants developed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin throughout the twentieth century. He’s especially interested in the ways the movement and reordering of people, faith, and cultural practices have driven the creation of spaces that facilitate intracultural and transnational interaction. His first book, Mexicans in Wisconsin (Wisconsin Historical Society Press), offered a concise introductory history of Mexican settlement and community formation across Wisconsin. In addition to a passion for undergraduate and graduate teaching, Dr. González works to bridge his academic scholarship to broader audiences through involvement in groups such as the Dane Sanctuary Coalition and local labor and immigrant justice organizations.


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Courses Taught

  • HISTORY 1701 – Citizenship and Belonging in America
  • HISTORY/FOLA 4931 – Introduction to Latinx Studies
  • HISTORY/FOLA 3200 – Latinx Social Movements

Research Interests

Current Scholarship: Dr. González is in the process of transitioning his dissertation, “‘I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me’: Latino Immigration, Religion, and Community Formation in Milwaukee, 1920-1990,” into a manuscript. He is excited to collaborate with scholars on an interdisciplinary endeavor, “Building Sustainable Worlds: Latinx Placemaking in the Midwest,” an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/Humanities Without Walls consortium-funded project that examines the significance of Latinx efforts in building sustainable communities in both urban and small-town environments across the region. Dr. González also serves on the editorial board of Wisconsin 101: Our History in Objects, a statewide, collaborative project exploring Wisconsin’s diverse, interconnected histories through objects.


  • U.S. immigration and labor history
  • Latinx studies
  • Religious studies
  • Working-class studies

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Lalumiere Hall, 474
1310 W. Clybourn St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 288-7063

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