Lilia Fernandez

Lilia Fernandez, History AUG-12-2014 The Ohio State University Photo by Kevin FitzsimonsLilia Fernández is the Henry Rutgers Term Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies and the Department of History at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is a twentieth-century U.S. historian, with a focus on Latinos/as in Chicago, panethnic relations, and class politics. Her publications include Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago (University of Chicago Press, 2012); 50 Events that Shaped Latino History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic (ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, 2018); as well as numerous book chapters, journal articles, book reviews, and essays on Latino/a community formation, immigration, and urban inequality. Fernández serves on the editorial board of the University of Chicago’s Historical Studies in Urban America series as well as several academic journal advisory boards including Latino Studies and the Journal of Urban History. She is an active member of the Urban History Association and the Labor and Working Class History Association. Fernandez teaches Mexican American history, Latino/a history, and immigration history, among other topics. She received her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego, an M.A. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a B.A. from Harvard University. Her current research examines interethnic politics among Latino/a populations as well as Latinos in the criminal justice system.