Oct 5

Ghost Workers: They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields

October 5, 2016

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center, and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program

Join us for a conversation with medical anthropologist Sarah B. Horton, as she shares her new book–They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields: Illness, Injury, and Illegality among US Farmworkers–based on an analysis of how employers circulate documents in a migrant farmworking community in California’s Central Valley from 2008 to 2016. This talk critiques the charges of “identity theft” and examines the practice of “identity masking.”

Sarah B. Horton is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Denver, and her decade-long research on the health and labor conditions in farmworking communities has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and her work has been published in over two dozen peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and public media.

All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting the number above.

Poster: Ghost Workers: They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields [PDF]

Admissions: Free

Location: 803 S. Morgan St. LCB2 Chicago, IL 60607

Co-sponsors: This program is sponsored by the UIC Department of Anthropology; and co-sponsored by student organizations Health Oriented Latino Association (HOLA), Heritage Garden Student Group, and Latino Planning Organization for Development, Education, and Regeneration (LPODER)


Mario Lucero

Date posted

May 21, 2018

Date updated

Jun 14, 2018