[email protected]: Kelly Lytle Hernández on The History of the Mexican Revolution
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 Hernández 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. [email protected] is a series of six annual lectures by prominent speakers on newsworthy subjects followed by a Q&A session and is organized by [email protected] Committee of the Lifelong Peer Learning Program (LP2) at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Register to receive Webinar Link.