Fernandez-Kelly, Patricia


Dr. Patricia Fernandez-Kelly holds a joint position as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and as a Research Associate in the Office of Population Research. Her field of interest is international development with an emphasis on immigration, race, ethnicity, and gender. Her current law-related work includes two projects: (a) in collaboration with the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF) research among Mexican and Guatemalan immigrants towards the creation of a legal advocacy clinic; and (b) in collaboration with Hispanic Americans for Progress (HAP), a not-for-profit organization created and maintained by long-term inmates at the New Jersey State Prison, research and advocacy focusing on the American prison system. Dr. Fernandez-Kelly received the first of two Ph.D.s in Art History (Cum Laude) from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City; an M. Phil in Social Anthropology from Rutgers University; her second Ph.D was in Social Anthropology (with Distinction) from Rutgers University.