Publications, Grants, Awards and Honors

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Hernández, D. "Unaccompanied Child Migrants in "Crisis": New Surge or Case of Arrested development?" Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, June 2, 2015


Delivered the closing keynote address, "The Whiplash of Immigration Enforcement: Reflections on ’the Trump Era,’” at the Western New England Law Review Symposium, “New Abolitionism: Ending Civil Immigration Detention and Criminalization—Policy, History, and Legal Strategies.” February 27, 2021.


Delivered the research presentation, "Outsourcing Migrant Control: 100 Years of Private Prisons,” at the Center for the Study of the Southwest at Texas State University on September 24, 2020.

Published a letter in the New York Times on August 16, 2020, "The Moves Against the Census: A reader says the government's actions obscure accuracy and harm the country." New York Times (print and online editions).

Interviewed for the radio show, “2020 Talks” by Pacifica Network and the Public News Service.  "Earth Day” and aired April 22, 2020.

Delivered the research presentation, "Smothering Asylum: Kids, Cages, and Political Currency in Migrant Processing," at the Issues in Mental Health Policy Seminar at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City on January 29, 2020.

Presented twice at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in November: (1) first delivering a research presentation, "From OTMs (other than Mexicans) to YAMS (you're all Mexicans): Conflating Latina/o/x Migrants,” at the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, on November 14, 2019; (2) as a panelist for the Social Science Matters series, "Critical Issues for the 2020 Election Cycle: U.S. Immigration Policy,” on November 19, 2019.

Delivered the closing keynote address, "The Global Next Door: Local Engagement, Accompaniment, and New Forms of Diversity," at the American Association of Colleges and Universities conference, "Crossing Borders and Boundaries: Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers." San Antonio, Texas, October 19, 2019.