KELLY LYTLE HERNANDEZ
Office: 6238 BUNCHE Hall
6265 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1473
Kelly Lytle Hernandez is associate professor in the UCLA Department of History and director of the UCLA Department of History's Public History Initiative. Her research interests are in twentieth-century U.S. history with a concentration upon race, migration, and police and prison systems in the American West and U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Her new book, MIGRA! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol (University of California Press, 2010) is the first book to tell the story of how and why the U.S. Border Patrol concentrates its resources upon policing unsanctioned Mexican immigration despite the many possible targets and strategies of U.S. migration control. Her current research focuses upon exploring the social world of incarceration in Los Angeles between 1876 and 1965.
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"Amnesty or Abolition: Felons, Illegals, and the Case for a New Abolition Movement," Boom: A Journal of California (Winter 2011).
MIGRA! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol (University of California Press, 2010)
“An Introduction to el Archivo Histórico del Instituto Nacional de Migración,” co-authored with Pablo Yankelevich, Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies v 34, n 1 (Spring 2009), 157-168.
"Persecuted Like Criminals": The Politics of Labor Emigration and Mexican Migration Controls in the 1920s and 1930s," Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies v 34, n 1 (Spring 2009), 219-239.
“The Crimes and Consequences of Illegal Immigration: A Cross-Border Examination of Operation Wetback, 1943-1954,” Western Historical Quarterly (Winter 2006), 421-444.
“Ni blancos ni negros: mexicanos y el papel de la patrulla fronteriza estadounidense en la definición de una nueva categoría racial, 1924-1940,” Cuicuilco v 11, n 31 (Mayo-Agosto 2004): 85-104.
Mexican Immigration to the United States, 1900 – 1999: A Sourcebook for Teachers, published by the National Center for History in the Schools (Fall 2002).
2010 Clements Prize for Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol
Honorable Mention, 2011 Lora Romero First Book Prize, American Studies Association
Honorable Mention, 2011 John Hope Franklin Book Prize, American Studies Association
Finalist, 2011 First Book Prize from the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians
2007 Oscar O. Winther Award for the best article to appear in the Western Historical Quarterly.
2007 Bolton-Kinnaird Award for best article on the Spanish borderlands.
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