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Historian Kelly Lytle Hernández to Discuss Her New Book On the Mexican Revolution at LP² CUNY’s [email protected] Speaker Program

November 18, 2022, 1 pm2 pm.

Historian Kelly Lytle Hernández to Discuss Her New Book On the Mexican Revolution Leading U.S. expert on race, immigration, and mass incarceration

will speak Nov. 18 at live streamed event open to the public


NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2022–The Lifelong Peer Learning Program (LP2), a program of the CUNY Graduate Center, will feature award-winning historian and UCLA professor Kelly Lytle Hernández discussing her newest book, Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands, in a live streamed event open to the public at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18.

Dr. Hernandez, who is the Thomas E. Lifka Endowed Chair in History and African American Studies at UCLA and the director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, is one of the nation’s leading experts on race, immigration control, and mass incarceration. Named a MacArthur Fellowship winner in 2019, her previous award-winning 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.


As part of the LP2 [email protected] speaker series, Dr. Hernandez will be interviewed by LP2 member Ken Witty. The “Bad Mexicans” title of her newest book refers to the disparaging view of the rebels who had left Mexico for the U.S. where they had played a role in inciting the 1910 revolution that overthrew the dictator Porfirio Díaz.

The next speaker will be Navina Najat Haidar, curator-in-charge of the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on Dec. 2.


To register for Kelly Lytle Hernández’s talk on Nov.18 please click here.


About LP2

The Lifelong Peer Learning Program (LP2), which was founded in New York in 1962 as the first peer-based adult learning program in the U.S., has become the influential model for the expansion of adult learning to more than 500 campuses. Since 2020, it has been affiliated with the CUNY Graduate Center. Further information about LP2, including its offerings of study groups, history and community activities can be found on the LP2 website (www.lp2nyc.org).


About the Graduate Center of The City University of New York

The CUNY Graduate Center is a leader in public graduate education devoted to enhancing the public good through pioneering research, serious learning, and reasoned debate. The Graduate Center offers ambitious students nearly 50 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, taught by top faculty from throughout CUNY — the nation’s largest urban public university. Through its nearly 40 centers, institutes, initiatives, and the Advanced Science Research Center, the Graduate Center influences public policy and discourse and shapes innovation. The Graduate Center’s extensive public programs make it a home for culture and conversation.

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