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Kelly Lytle Hernandez Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 22, 2021

Congratulations to Kelly Lytle Hernandez, who was one of eight UCLA faculty elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies. Additional information is in the UCLA Newroom story: https://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/UCLA-2021-AAAS-members. Kelly was awarded a 2020 MacArthur Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which said her research on “the intersecting histories of race, mass incarceration, immigration, and cross-border politics is deepening our understanding of how imprisonment has been used as a mechanism for social control in the United States.” One of the nation’s leading experts on race, immigration and mass incarceration, she is the author of the award-winning books, “Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol” (University of California Press, 2010), and “City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles” (University of North Carolina Press, 2017). She holds UCLA’s Thomas E. Lifka Chair in History, and is the principal investigator for Million Dollar Hoods, a university-based, community-drive research project that maps the fiscal and human cost of mass incarceration in Los Angeles.