Lilia Fernández's Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago

September 8, 2012

 

Lilia Fernández is an affiliated associate faculty member. Her book, Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming November 2012), examines Mexican and Puerto Rican migration, community formation, and social activism in Chicago from 1945 to 1975. Fernández’s research interests include Latino/a immigration history, race and ethnic identity formation, urban renewal and gentrification, and women’s history. Dr. Fernández teaches the Modern U.S. History survey, as well as courses on Chicana/o and Latina/o History. She co-teaches "Natives & Newcomers: Immigration and Immigration in U.S. History" with Professors Judy Wu and Lucy Murphy.