Ghost Workers: They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields

Date(s) - Wednesday, October 5, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Zona Abierta Poster for Ghost Workers: They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields

Join us for a conversation with medical anthropologist Sarah B. Horton, as she shares her new bookThey 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.

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

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.

Contact Info

Name: Mario Lucero
Phone: (312) 996-3095


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)

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