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. https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2019.16716 01.


Current Courses

Fall Semester 2021

AMAN 207
Race, Racism, and Redress

ANLL 238
Culture, Conflict, and Change in Latin America