Fridays@1: Kelly Lytle Hernández
Friday, November 18, 2022
Open to the Public
Kelly Lytle Hernández is a professor of History, African American Studies, and Urban Planning at UCLA where she holds The Thomas E. Lifka Endowed Chair in History and is the director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. One of the nation’s leading experts on race, immigration, and mass incarceration, Professor Lytle Hernandez will discuss her latest book, Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands. published in May 2022, described by reviewers as a "beautifully crafted, impressively inclusive history of the Mexican Revolution".
Her other books include Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol and City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles.
In 2019 she received a MacArthur Fellowship. She is an elected member of the Society of American Historians, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Pulitzer Prize Board. Since her MacArthur Grant she has been called a "rebel historian", a label she is proud and "honored" to own.
Professor Lytle Hernández will be interviewed by LP2 member, Ken Witty.