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Kelly Lytle-Hernandez, M.A. ’00, Ph.D. ’02

Posted On - Aug. 27


Kelly Lytle-Hernandez, M.A. '00, Ph.D. '02Kelly Lytle-Hernandez, M.A. ’00, Ph.D. ’02, director of the UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies, has won an American Book Award for “City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965.” Her first book, “MIGRA! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol,” about Mexican immigration to the United States, won the Clements Prize in 2010. She is currently the research lead for the Million Dollar Hoods project, which maps how much is spent on incarceration per neighborhood in Los Angeles County.

Read the UCLA Newsroom article and the American Book Awards press release.