Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy Announces Volume 28 Featured Authors and Articles

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Cambridge, MA – Today, the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy (HJHP) announced the contributing authors and titles in Volume 28 of its flagship journal. HJHP is the oldest student-run academic journal at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and a premier publication focused on the impact of public policy on the Latina/Latino community in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Volume 28 is comprised of research articles, commentaries, and book reviews. Of note, this year’s collection includes a foreword from Founding Editor and Executive Advisory Board member, Henry Ramos, as well as policy research from four Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Graduate Fellows. Topics range from affordable housing, the environment, higher education, immigration to economic policy.

“With this volume we celebrate 30 years of publishing critical and diverse perspectives on public policy and its impact on our communities,” says Jeffrey Reynoso, Editor-in-Chief of HJHP. “Given the significance of the upcoming elections, our Editorial Board worked tirelessly to include timely and innovative works that spark conversation and debate about ways to improve the social, economic, and political condition of Latinas and Latinos in the U.S.”

Below is a complete list of Volume 28’s featured submissions:

  • An (Im)possible Life: Poesia y Testimonio in the Borderlands by Elvira Prieto by Maria Elena Cruz, San Jose State University (Book Review)
  • Earning Civil Rights: Why the U.S. Constitution Should Apply to Undocumented Immigrants in Un-Civil Detentions by Lawrence Cisneros, University of Southern California Gould School of Law (Commentary)
  • Agua es Vida: The Invisibility of the Latino Population in Drought Assistance and Innovation by Alesandra Nájera, U.S. Senate (Commentary)
  • Examining Promise Zones: Prioritizing Affordable Housing During Revitalization by Cheye-Ann Corona, U.S. House of Representatives (Featured Article)
  • Navigating the Ivy League: Funds of Knowledge and Social Capital of Undocumented Ivy League Students by Gloria Itzel Montiel, Claremont Graduate University (Featured Article)
  • The Earned Income Tax Credit Conundrum: The Unintended Exclusion of Latina/o Children by Israel Nery, U.S. Small Business Administration (Featured Article)
  • College Knowledge as Cultural Capital: Reshaping Parental Involvement to Increase College Attainment by Braulio Salas, District of Columbia Public Schools (Featured Article)
To pre-order Volume 28 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 oscar_mairena@hks16.harvard.edu.


The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy (HJHP) is a student-run​​ Latino policy review at the Harvard Kennedy School. Founded in 1985, HJHP is ​HKS’s oldest student-run journal and one of the premier publications in the nation focused on public policy issues that impact Latin​a and Latino​ ​communities in the United States and Puerto Rico. HJHP ​is nonpartisan and ​seeks a wide range of submissions for print and web publication.