Sergio González, assistant professor of history, was recently named among Wisconsin’s “Most Powerful Latino’s” in a list released by Madison365, a diversity-focused news outlet for the Madison area’s communities of color.
According to Madison365, González, who specializes in Latinx studies, “has been a strong voice in the Latino community for years fighting for the immigrant population especially. He recently completed his doctoral degree at University of Wisconsin-Madison. His book Mexicans in Wisconsin, is one of perseverance and struggle, family and faith, stretched across more than 130 years.
A longtime board member for Worker Justice Wisconsin, González is the 2017 winner of the Ilda Conteris Thomas Award, presented in the name of Ilda Conteris Thomas, Centro’s first-ever executive director. The award honors an individual whose efforts ensure a strong Latino voice in the community.”