ACADEMIC RESEARCH

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Selected Research Papers + Academic Articles

Fernandez, J. (2020) The Young Lords’ Public Health Revolution, NACLA Report on the Americas, 52:3, 339-347. Download here.Fernandez, J. (2016). Trump, Hilary, and the Crisis in US Society. (vol. October 13, 2016, pp. 1905 words). Counterpunch. Read here.

Fernandez, J. (2016). Trump, Hilary, and the Crisis in US Society. (vol. October 13, 2016, pp. 1905 words). Counterpunch. Read here.

 

Fernandez, J. (2014). Silencing the Record: Misrepresentation, Gender Politics, and Truth in the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. (pp. 2,639 words). The Feminist Wire. Read here.

 

Fernandez, J. (2014). 10 Facts About The Mumia Abu-Jamal Case. (pp. 1,256 words). The Feminist Wire. Read here.

 

Fernandez, J. (2012). Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. (pp. 2,181 words). Aljazeera. Read here.

 

Fernandez, J. (2012). Jazz Hayden's Struggle: A Primer for Understanding the Bankruptcy of the Prison Industrial Complex. (pp. 1,256 words). New York, NY: Huffington Post. Read here.

 

Fernandez, J. (2011). Múmia Abu-Jamal: Martyr. (pp. 1,011 words). Philadelphia PA: Constitution Daily. Read here.

Fernandez, J. (2008) "The Young Lords and the Social and Structural Roots of Late Sixties Urban Radicalism," Diálogo: Vol. 11 : No. 1 , Article 7. Read here.

Fernandez, J. (2005). "Dennis Oliver" The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States In S. Oboler & D. J. Gonzalez (Eds.). (vol. 3, pp. 299-300). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

 

Fernandez, J. (2005). "Felipe Luciano" The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States In S. Oboler & D. J. Gonzalez (Eds.). (vol. 3, pp. 25-26). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

 

Fernandez, J. (2005). "Juan Gonzalez" The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States In S. Oboler & D. J. Gonzalez (Eds.). (vol. 2, pp. 231). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

 

Fernandez, J. (2005). "Young Lords Party" The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States In S. Oboler & D. J. Gonzalez (Eds.). (vol. 4, pp. 353-355). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Fernandez, J. (2004). The Young Lords: Its Origins and Convergences with the Black Panther Party. Radicals in Black and Brown: Palante, People’s Power, and Common Cause in the Black Panthers and the Young Lords Organization, 8-10. Read here.

Fernandez J. (2003) Between Social Service Reform and Revolutionary Politics: The Young Lords, Late Sixties Radicalism, and Community Organizing in New York City. In: Theoharis J., Woodard K. (eds) Freedom North: Black Freedom Struggles Outside the South, 1940–1980. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. Read here.

Presented Papers, Lectures, + Exhibitions & Performances

Fernandez, J., American Studies Association Conference, American Studies Association, Denver, Colorado, "Comparative Analyses of Settler Colonial Projects in the US and Palestine", Conference, Invited. (November 19, 2016).

 

Fernandez, J., Black Power 50 Films: Palante Siempre Palante, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Harlem, New York, "Reflections on Palante!", Panel, Invited. (November 10, 2016).

 

Fernandez, J., Black Panther Party 50th Commemoration, Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Center, New York, NY, "Radicals in Black and Brown: The Impact and Influence of the Black Panthers on the Young Lords", Panel, Invited. (November 4, 2016).

 

Fernandez, J., Columbia University, New York, "Of Young Lords, Police Repression of Sixties Radicals and the Origins of the Carceral State", Other, Local, Invited. (October 25, 2016).

 

Fernandez, J., Mediating the Archive, Graduate Center, New York, "Between Security and Democracy:  The Significance of the Handschu Files", Conference, Invited. (October 21, 2016).

 

Fernandez, J., Archives and Politics, Center for Jewish History, New York, "Balancing Security and Democracy: The Historical and Political Significance of the Handschu Case and the Handschu Files", Conference, National, Invited. (October 20, 2016).

 

Fernandez, J., Latino Heritage Month Gala, St. John's University, New York, "Of Super Predators, Mexican Rapists, and the Young Lords", Other, Invited. (October 20, 2016).

 

Fernandez, J., Sixties Student Protests at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, "The Origins and Politics of Sixties Radicalism: A Survey of the Young Lords", Conference, Invited. (October 14, 2016).

 

Fernandez, J., Cold War Seminar, Tamiment Library, New York University, NY, "Surveillance and Repression of Sixties Radicals", Seminar, Invited. (September 29, 2016).

 

Fernandez, J., Lecture for Curators and Museum Staff, Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY, "On School Desegregation and Police Reform in 1960s New York", Invited. (September 14, 2016).

 

Fernandez, J., New York Labor History Conference: Can't Turn Back: Unfinished Tasks of the Civil Rights Movement., New York Labor History Association, New York, NY, "The Failure of Sixties Police Reform in New York", Conference. (May 7, 2016).

 

Fernandez, J., Art - Exhibition, Invitational, "Presente! The Young Lords in New York", Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY, Academic, National, peer-reviewed/refereed, Accepted, Invitation. (July 5, 2015 - October 17, 2015).

 

Fernandez, J., Schomburg Conversations in Black Freedom Studies, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, "On Black and Brown Coalitions". (May 7, 2015).

 

Fernandez, J., Baruch Teach-In on Community/Police Conflict, Baruch Student Life, Baruch College, "The Origins of Policing in the US". (March 2015).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Urban History Association Conference, Urban History Association, Philadelphia, "Re-thinking the War on Poverty and Urban Crisis in the 1960s", Conference, National, Accepted. (October 11, 2014).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), The David Rogers Health Policy Colloquium, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, "When the World Was Their Stage: The Health Program of the Young Lords Party, 1968-1974", Session, Local. (September 10, 2014).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Left Forum, New York, NY, "The Health Program of the Young Lords Party, 1968-1974", Roundtable, National. (May 31, 2014).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), New Jersey City University, New Jersey, "Locking Up Dissidents and Punishing the Poor: The Origins of Mass Incarceration in the U.S>", Other, State. (March 2014).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Association for the Study of the World Wide African Diaspora, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, ""Migration, Exile and Expatriation: The Politics of Transnational Black Radicalism", Conference, International, Refereed, Accepted. (November 1, 2013).

 

Fernandez, J. (Discussant), Educating Harlem: A Working Conference, Teacher's College, Columbia University, New York City, "School Desegregation Struggles in Central and East Harlem in the 1960s", Conference, Refereed, Invited. (October 11, 2013).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), The 1978 Siege of the MOVE House in Philadelphia & The Battle to Free the MOVE 9: A Commemoration, Temple University Africana Studies & the MOVE Organization, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, The Rotunda, "A Brief History of Political Imprisonment in the US", Roundtable, International, Invited. (August 7, 2013).

 

Fernandez, J. (Discussant), Left Forum, Center for the Study of Culture, Technology, and Work at the CUNY Graduate Center, Pace University, New York City, "Health Care Struggles In Embattled Communities: The Black Panthers & The Young Lords", Conference. (June 9, 2013).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Bronx Stories, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York, "Puerto Rican History Celebration Honoring the Young Lords", Other, Invited. (May 31, 2013).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Celebrating Civic Engagement and Public Scholarship at Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, Baruch College, New York City, "In the Classroom: Live From Death Row", Conference, Accepted. (May 14, 2013).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Lecture Series, Conflicting Conceptions of Justice in the 1970s, John Jay, City University of New York, "The Young Lords", Other, Local, Invited. (April 22, 2013).

 

Fernandez, J. (Coordinator/Organizer), Robert A. Friedman Symposium, Baruch College, New York City, "Framed, Captured, & Gagged: State Repression and Black Radicals in the 1960s", Roundtable, International. (April 15, 2013).

 

Fernandez, J. (Coordinator/Organizer), Commemoration of Martin Luther King's Beyond Vietnam Speech, The Riverside Church, "Honoring The Radical MLK:  Creating the Beloved Community", Conference, International, Invited. (April 4, 2013).

 

Fernandez, J. (Moderator), Conversation with Don Rubin, Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation & the Bronx Museum, Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, New York City, "A Conversation with Donald Rubin: A Life in the Arts & Progressive Politics in New York", Other, Invited. (March 15, 2013).

 

Fernandez, J. (Moderator), Live & Outspoken Series, 651 Arts, Brooklyn, New York, "Party People: A Presentation & Conversation with the Young Lords & Black Panthers", Other, Invited. (March 14, 2013).

 

Fernandez, J. (Panelist), Serving The People Body & Soul: Continuing The 1960s-1970s New York City Legacy of Free Urban Community Health & Medicine Survival Programs Collectively Initiated by Both The Black Panther Party & The Young Lords Party, The Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York - Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center, "Public Health: Lessons from the 1960s Radicals", Panel, Invited. (February 12, 2013).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Malcolm X Commemoration Tribute to the Families of Political Prisoners, Malcolm X Commemoration Committee, New York City, SEIU Local 1199, "Repression Against Black Radicals in the 60s: The Edifice Upon Which Mass Incarceration Was Built", Conference, Invited. (January 19, 2013).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), American Studies Association Conference, American Studies Association, Puerto Rico, "The Sixties and the Political Roots of the Contemporary US Carceral State", Conference, National, Refereed. (November 15, 2012).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Conference of the Association of French Journalists, Association of French Journalists, Paris, France, "Mass Incarceration & its Root Causes: Conservative Reaction in the Post World War II City", Conference, Invited. (October 11, 2012).

 

Fernandez, J. (Coordinator/Organizer), Bronx Stories, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York, "The Young Lords", Roundtable, Local, Invited. (September 28, 2012).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Troy Davis Memorial Committee, Troy Davis Memorial Committee, Washington D.C., "Postmodern Execution: The Social and Political Meaning of Troy Davis for our Time". (September 21, 2012).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Latino History Month, Baruch College, Latino History Month, Baruch College, New York, NY, "A Retrospective History of the Young Lords". (September 13, 2012).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Third World Transition Program, Brown University, Brown University, Providence, RI, "The Uses of a Liberal Arts Education", Other, Local. (August 31, 2012).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Museum of the City of New York, Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY, "The Post War Political Economy of New York and the School Desegregation Battle of the 1960s", Panel. (June 19, 2012).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, "Social Medicine, the Young Lords, and the Root Causes of the Postwar Public Health Crisis in New York", Seminar. (March 20, 2012).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), SUNY, Old Westbury -- Justice and Equality Lecture Series, SUNY Old Westbury, "Radicals in Black and Brown: The Young Lords and Cross-Ethnic Solidarity -- Lessons From the 60s". (February 9, 2012).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Rosa Luxemburg Conference, Rosa Luxemburg Conference, Berlin, Germany, "Mass Incarceration in the US and the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal", Conference, International. (January 14, 2012).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), American Public Health Association Conference, American Public Health Association, Washington, DC, "The Young Lords and the Struggle for Dignified Health Care in New York, 1969-1974", Conference, National, Refereed, Accepted. (November 2011).

 

Fernandez, J., Writer, Producer, and Director of Feature Length Film, "Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal". (2010).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Latino Studies Department, Rutgers University, "Race and the Young Lords Party". (May 2010).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Bronx Museum, "The Social and Economic Forces that Fueled the Civil Rights Movement". (March 2010).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Centro for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, "The Young Lords: A 40th Anniversary Retrospective". (December 2009).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Department of History, Notre Dame University, "The Young Lords and the Postwar City". (November 2009).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, "The Young Lords". (February 2009).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Graduation Address, Double Discovery Center, Columbia University, "The Meaning of 1968". (June 2008).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), New York University, "The Historical Roots of Racial Construction in Dominican Society,”. (May 2008).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), American Studies Association, Philadelphia, "Race and the Challenges of Liberalism in the 1960's". (October 2007).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Department of History, Swarthmore College, "Radicals in Black and Brown: Of Young Lords, Black Panthers, and the Social and Economic Roots of Late Sixties Radicalism". (February 22, 2007).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), NEH Summer Seminar, University of Pittsburgh, "WWII and the Economic Transformation of Post-War America". (July 10, 2006).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Race, Roots, and Resistance: Revisiting the Legacies of Black Power, Univ. of Illinois, Champagne, Illinois, "The Young Lords and the Social and Structural  Roots of Sixties Radicalism". (April 1, 2006).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Program on Ethnicity, Race, and Migration, Yale University, "Radicals in Black and Brown: Of Young Lords, Black Panthers, and the Social and Economic Roots of Late Sixties Radicalism". (March 20, 2006).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), CAUSE Postdoctoral Fellowship Presentation, Carnegie Mellon, "Radicals in Black and Brown: Of Young Lords, Black Panthers, and the Social and Economic Roots of Late Sixties Radicalism". (November 18, 2005).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Public Town Hall Meeting and Panel Discussion, Carnegie Mellon, "Katrina: Disaster and the Politics of Race and Class in America". (October 19, 2005).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Conference: African Americans and the New Industrial Age: New Challenges of Urban History and Policy-Making, Carnegie Mellon University, "Katrina: Disaster and the Politics of Race and Class in America". (October 1, 2005).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Conference: Fear, Loathing, and Surveillance: Postcolonial and Feminist Scholarship After 9/11, Smith College, "What is the New Surveillance? An Overview of Conditions", Conference. (February 2005).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Connecticut College, New London, "The Young Lords Party". (December 6, 2004).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, "Hartford and Civil Rights Struggles in the 1960s". (August 25, 2004).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, "The Historical Antecedents, Causes, and Consequences of 9/11". (March 11, 2004).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, "Trends in US Foreign Policy: Africa and the Middle East, 1945-Present". (February 26, 2004).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), The Links, Inc.  Farmington Valley Chapter, The Links, Inc.  Farmington Valley Chapter, Hartford, CT, "The Cold War and the Third World". (February 15, 2004).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, "The Civil Rights Movement". (January 29, 2004).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Connecticut Historical Society, "US Foreign Policy: The Case of Iran, 1953 and 1979". (August 19, 2003).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Black Panther Conference, Wheelock College, Boston, "The Young Lords and the Social and Structural  Roots of Sixties Radicalism". (June 13, 2003).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Trinity College, Human Rights Programs, "The UN and International Human Rights Violations by the United States during the Eisenhower Administration". (September 26, 2002).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Gotham Conference, New York University, "Radicalism in the Late 1960s: A Chapter in the History of the Young Lords Party". (October 6, 2001).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), City College, CUNY, "US Intervention in the Dominican Republic in the Era of Vietnam". (September 2001).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Rutgers University's Warren Susman Memorial Conference, "The Mischievous Effect of Lead:" The Young Lords' Activism as Catalyst in the Battle for Anti-Lead Poisoning Legislation in New York-1970". (April 6, 2001).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University, "The Young Lords Party: The Politics and Ideology of Late Sixties Radicalism". (December 8, 2000).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), City College, "Puerto Rico: Modern Day Colony". (February 2000).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Columbia University, "The American Experience in Vietnam". (November 1999).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Rutgers University, "Origins of the Urban Crisis: De-Industrialization and the Racial Landscape of American Cities in the Post World War II Epoch". (October 1999).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Public Forum, Columbia University, "From Civil Rights to Black Power". (September 1999).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Public Forum, Columbia University, "The New Left on the 1960s". (September 1999).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Columbia University, "Notes on the Social and Political Character of the Cuban Revolution". (October 1997).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), The New School, "The Black Power Movement: Its Politics and the Roots of its Emergence". (April 1997).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Columbia University, "History of the Death Penalty in the US". (January 1997).

 

Fernandez, J. (Presenter & Author), Hunter College, "The Warehousing of America: The War on Drugs and Prison Industrial Complex". (September 1994).

 

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