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Sergio Lemus

Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Anthropology 226
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cultural Anthropology


Sergio Lemus is anthropologist whose research interests include theories of race, materiality, the body, Mexican migration, border analysis, Latinx cancer, biopolitics, and class relations

Current Research Projects:

I document the centrality of labor in driving cultural transformations in a new land as well as documenting the politico-historical transformation that give rise to a new working class formation—los yarderos. This research is slated to be published as a book at the University of Illinois Press under the series Latinos in Chicago and the Midwest under the title, “Los Yarderos: Mexican Yard Workers in Neoliberal Chicago” for late Spring 2019.