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Carlos Armando Hernandez

C.Phil, 2012
M.A., History, UCLA 2011
M.A., Latin American Studies, UCLA 2009
B.A. History, UCLA 1993

Fax: 310-206-7833
E-mail: carlosh@ucla.edu


Latin America and Globalization, 1492-1830; U. S. - Mexico Borderland History and Public Policy, 20th century; Mexican Forced Migration; Latin America and the Cold War.

Research Interests

Dissertation title: "Narco-mundo: How Narcotraficantes Gained Control of Northern Mexico, 1945-1985."

The impact of narco-violence on Mexican immigrant claims for immigration relief; U. S. - Mexico Borderland History; History of Social Movements; Peasant Movements and Political Violence in Rural Mexico; Gender and Ethnicity in 20th Century Rural Mexico; Cultural History.


As faculty at the California State University, Northridge and Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Tijuana, Carlos designed and implemented courses on History, Chicana/o Studies, Globalization Studies, & International Relations.

Carlos also serves as a Pro Bono Country Consultant for Southwestern Law School's Immigration Law Clinic.


Legal Advisory, The Impact of Narco-violence on Mexican Immigrant Claims for Immigration Relief, Pro Bono Expert Witness Paper.

Grants and Awards

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program, 2011.
Tinker Summer Research Grant, 2009.


Prof. James Wilkie
Prof. Juan Gomez-Quinones
Prof. Fernando Torres-Gil

Conference Presentations

UCLA School of Law, Immigration Law Society Guest Speaker, Spring 2010, Paper Presented: Underage Sex Workers in Tijuana, Mexico.

"Narcos and PROCAMPO: A Brief History of Mexico's Failed Agrarian Policy and its implications on narcoviolence." Paper presented to the Immigration Clinic, Southwestern Law School, fall 2011.

"Representing Undocumented Immigrants: Challenging Essentialism in Theory and Practice." Immigration: A Social Work Perspective. Presentation as part of Diversity Day, California State University, Northridge Department of Social Work, spring 2012.

"The War on Drugs as a Political Tool: Mexico's 'other' Dirty War." Paper presented at the History Graduate Student Conference, Vanderbilt University, February 2013.

"Drugs, Dissidence, and Violence in Modern Mexico." Paper presented at the History Graduate Student Conference, Louisiana State University, March 2013.

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