Kelly Lytle Hernández

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Kelly Lytle Hernández
Alma materUC San Diego (BA)
EmployerUniversity of California, Los Angeles
AwardsMacArthur Genius Grant (2019)
American Book Award (2018)

Kelly Lytle Hernández is a Professor and Thomas E. Lifka Chair of History at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the author of several books.[1] She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2019.[2]

Her first book, Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol, was about Mexican immigration to the United States.[3] Hernandez was awarded the Clements Prize for it in 2010.[1]

Her second book, City of Inmates, about the history of incarceration in Los Angeles, won the 2018 American Book Award.[4][5]

Lytle Hernandez currently directs the Million Dollar Hoods project, which uses LAPD data to determine the cost of policing and incarceration.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Kelly Lytle Hernandez". Department of History. UCLA. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "Kelly Lytle Hernández - MacArthur Foundation". Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  3. ^ Contreras, Russell (July 30, 2016). "Trump's Border Wall Isn't a New Idea". The Hattiesburg American. p. A7 – via
  4. ^ Corey, Mary F. (July 16, 2018). "A Holocaust in Slow Motion: On Kelly Lytle Hernández's "City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, And The Rise Of Human Caging In Los Angeles, 1771-1965"". The Los Angeles Review of Books. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  5. ^ Chi, Jeannette (August 13, 2018). "2018 American Book Award Winner, Kelly Lytle Hernández, "City of Inmates" - Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies". Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  6. ^ Ostergaard, Maddie (September 28, 2018). "UCLA professor uplifts LA communities, colleagues in Million Dollar Hoods Project". Daily Bruin. Retrieved November 22, 2019.