Lyon, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Lyon

Assistant Professor of Anthropology



Pettengill Hall, Room 153

Latin American Studies



Ph.D. Florida International University; B.A. DePaul University 


Dr. Jacqueline Lyon is a sociocultural anthropologist whose teaching and scholarship explore the intersections between race, nation, and the state. Her book project, Inheriting IllegalityRace, Statelessness, and Dominican Activism examines how emergent Dominican activist movements articulate demands for racial and national belonging in the aftermath of policies revoking birthright citizenship.

Professor Lyon teaches courses in anthropology, American Studies, Africana, and Latin American Studies. Her courses include: (ANLS 238) Culture, Conflict, and Change in Latin America, (AMAN 207) Race, Racisms, and Redress, (ANTH 105) Global Circuits: Migration, Popular Culture, and the World Economy, (ANTH 333) Culture and Interpretation, (INDS s11) Bordering Hispaniola: Blackness, Mixture, and Nation in the Dominican Republic.

Peer-Reviewed Scholarship:

Lyon, Jacqueline. 2019. “Pajón Power: Styling Citizenship and Black Politics in the Dominican Natural Hair Movement.” Ethnic and Racial Studies. 01.


Current Courses

Winter Semester 2021

ANLS 205
Citizenship, Borders, and Belonging

ANTH 333
Culture and Interpretation

ANTH 458
Senior Thesis

Fall Semester 2021

AMAN 207
Race, Racism, and Redress

ANLS 238
Culture, Conflict, and Change in Latin America