University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign logo

Lisa Marie Cacho PhD

Associate Professor of Latina/Latino Studies, English, Asian American Studies, and Gender and Women's Studies

User Photo

Contact Information

  • Address: Department of Latina/Latino Studies
    1207 W. Oregon Street, M/C 136
    Urbana, IL 61801
  • Telephone: (217)265-0338
  • Email: lcacho@illinois.edu

Visit Website

Download CV

Biography

Lisa Cacho's scholarship interrogates the ways in which human value is both ascribed and denied relationally along racial, gendered, sexual, national, and spatial lines.

Publications

Books

  • Publication Photo

    Cacho, Lisa M. Social Death: Racialized Rightlessness and the Criminalization of the Unprotected. New York: New York University Press, 2012.

Book Contributions

  • Cacho, Lisa M. "Racialized Hauntings of the Devalued Dead." Strange Affinities: The Sexual and Gender Politics of Comparative Racialization. Ed. Grace K. Hong and Roderick A. Ferguson. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. 25-52.

  • Cacho, Lisa M. "The Rights of Respectability: Ambivalent Allies, Reluctant Rivals, and Disavowed Deviants." Immigrant Rights in the Shadows of Citizenship. Ed. Rachel I. Buff. New York: New York University Press, 2008. 190-206.

Journal Articles

  • Cacho, Lisa M. "‘If I turn into a boy, I don’t think I want huevos’: Reassessing Racial Masculinities in What Night Brings." GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 18.1 (2012): 71-85.

  • Cacho, Lisa M. "But Some of Us Are Wise: Academic Illegitimacy and the Affective Value of Ethnic Studies." The Black Scholar 40.4 (2010): 28-36.

  • Cacho, Lisa M. "'You Just Don't Know How Much He Meant': Death, Deviancy, and Devaluation." Latino Studies 5.2 (2007): 182-208.

  • Cacho, Lisa M. "(Review Essay) Situating Space in Local and Global Struggles: Review Essay of Spaces of Hope by David Harvey, Barrio Logos: Space and Place in Urban Chicano Literature and Culture by Raúl Homero Villa, and Landscapes of Desire: Anglo Mythologies of Los Angeles by William Alexander McClung." American Quarterly 53.2 (2001): 377-385.

  • Cacho, Lisa M. "'The People of California Are Suffering’: The Ideology of White Injury in Discourses of Immigration." Cultural Values 4.4 (2000): 389-418.

Reviews

  • Cacho, Lisa M. Rev. of Arresting Images: Crime and Policing in Front of the Television Camera by Aaron DoyleCanadian Journal of Law and Society 20.1 (2003): 12-20.

  • Cacho, Lisa M. Rev. of Hunger by Samantha Lan Chang and The Barbarians Are Coming by David Wong LouieJournal of Asian American Studies 3.3 (2000): 378-382.