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Kelly Lytle Hernández is a professor of history, African American studies, and urban planning at the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds The Thomas E. Lifka Endowed Chair in History and directs the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. One of the nation’s leading experts on race, immigration, and mass incarceration, Lytle Hernández, is the author of 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 her latest book, Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands, Lytle Hernández frames our understanding of U.S. history in a groundbreaking narrative that tells the dramatic story of the magonistas, the migrant rebels who, from the United States, sparked the 1910 Mexican Revolution. Long ignored by textbooks, the magonistas threatened to undo the rise of Anglo-American power on both sides of the border. They inspired a revolution that gave birth to the Mexican-American population, making the magonistas’ story integral to modern American life, our understanding of our nation’s borders, and the American identity.
Series tickets to the four-part 2024 Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series go on sale to OHS members on October 19 at 10 a.m. and to the public November 2 at 10 a.m. Tickets to individual lectures go on sale to OHS members January 17 at 10 a.m. and to the public January 24 at 10 a.m.