I focus on the development of Latino communities in urban areas in the American Midwest, with an emphasis on the religious communities Latino immigrants developed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin throughout the twentieth century. I'm 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.

  • U.S. Immigration, Labor, and Working-Class History

MA Title:

  • "'Juntos en el nombre de Dios': Milwaukee's Mexican Mission Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1924-1933"

Working Dissertation Title:

  • "'I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me': Latino Immigration, Religion, and Community Formation in Milwaukee, 1920-1990"


  • BA: UW

Selected Publications:

  • Mexicans in Wisconsin. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, forthcoming, October 2017.
  • “Interethnic Catholicism and Transnational Religious Connections: Milwaukee’s Mexican Mission Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1924-1929,” Journal of American Ethnic History 36:1 (Fall 2016): 5-30.


Sergio Gonzalez


William P. Jones