Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy Announces Featured Authors for Volume 27

The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy (HJHP) is happy to announce the contributing authors and submission titles that will be included within Volume 27 of its flagship journal. HJHP is the oldest student-run academic journal at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS), and one of the premiere publications in the nation focused on the public policy issues that impact the U.S. Latina/o community.

Volume 27 will include a mix of research articles, commentaries, and book reviews. Of note, this year’s collection includes legislative analysis from the immediate former Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, as well as policy research from three Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Graduate Fellows. Topics range from professional licensing for undocumented immigrants, expansion of worker protections, immigrant detention and due process, and innovations in environmental and higher education policy.

“We were pleased to receive a high caliber of submissions covering a range of policy topics from policy thought leaders in academia and in the field,” says Juana Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief of HJHP. “The Editorial Board selected pieces that explore timely policy debates and offer new insights and innovative ideas for policy reform. These perspectives help bridge research and practice, informing policy debates at the local and national level.”

Below is a complete list of Volume 27’s featured submissions:

  • The Intersections of Legality, Gender, and Responsibility in Salvadorian Transnational Families: A Review of Abrego’s ‘Sacrificing Families’ by Hanna M. Love, Pomona College  (Book Review)
  • Unaccompanied Child Migrants in ‘Crisis’: New Surge or Case of Arrested Development? by David M. Hernandez, Mount Holyoke College (Commentary)
  • Realizing the DREAM: Expanding Access to Professional Licenses for California’s Undocumented Immigrants by State Senator Ricardo Lara, Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus (Commentary)
  • Se Siente, Se Siente, Nuestra Gente Está Presente: Latinos and the Search for 21st Century Economic Empowerment by Victor G. Sanchez, AFL-CIO (Commentary)
  • Catch-and-Detain:  The Detention Bed Quota and the United States’ Overreliance on Detention as a Tool for the Enforcement of Immigration Laws by Carolina Rizzo, American University Washington College of Law (Featured Article)
  • The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and America’s Future: An analysis of the potential impacts of major RFS policy alternatives on U.S. Hispanics by Wesley Brooks, Rutgers University (Featured Article)
  • Achieving First in the World: Hispanic Serving Institutions and Closing the Attainment Gap by Brenda Calderon, George Mason University (Featured Article)

To pre-order Volume 27 of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, please go to http://www.harvardhispanic.org/subscribe/. If you are interested in placing an ad with HJHP, please email our team at hjhp@hks.harvard.edu.

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