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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Kelly Lytle Hernandez

Kelly Lytle HernandezKelly Lytle Hernandez, an associate professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, is a twentieth-century U.S. historian. Her book, Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol (2010), is the first comprehensive study of U.S. immigration law enforcement. Drawing on original research conducted in the United States and Mexico, Lytle Hernandez chronicles the Border Patrol’s rise in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. She is currently completing a book on the history of incarceration in the American West.