Undocumented immigrants and civil rights
- The 'Huddled Masses' Myth Immigration and Civil Rights, by Kevin Johnson (Temple University Press, 2004)
- Mixed Race America and the Law: A Reader, by Kevin Johnson (New York University Press, 2002)
- Race, Civil Rights, and American Law: A Multiracial Approach, by Kevin Johnson, Timothy Davis and George A. Martínez (Carolina Academic Press, 2001)
- How Did You Get to Be Mexican? A White/Brown Man's Search for Identity, by Kevin Johnson (Temple University Press, 1999)
- Global Human Smuggling: Comparative Perspectives, edited by David Kyle and Rey Koslowski (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001)
- Transnational Peasants: Migrations, Networks and Ethnicity in Andean Ecuador, by David Kyle (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000)
- "Americans Rethink Civil Rights for Immigrants, Prof Says," UC Davis News Service, 2.9.04
Kevin Johnson, the Mabie-Apallas professor of public interest law and Chicana/o studies
Johnson grew up with relatives on both sides of the Mexican-U.S. border and family members whose immigration status varied. Now a specialist in civil rights and immigration law, Johnson says the collateral damage of the domestic war on terrorism has been the civil rights of immigrants and certain groups of U.S. citizens.
He has published extensively on immigration law and policy, racial identity, and civil rights in national and international journals. He is co-author of Race, Civil Rights and Immigration Law After Sept. 11, 2001: The Targeting of Arabs and Muslims, in the New York University Annual Survey of American Law.
Johnson's book How Did You Get to Be Mexican was nominated for the 2000 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. His newest book, Opening the Floodgates: Why the U.S. Must Rethink Its Border and Immigration Law, will be published in 2007.
Currently, Johnson is president of Legal Services of Northern California as well as associate dean of the UC Davis School of Law. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund. Johnson was named the 2006 Professor of the Year by the Hispanic National Bar Association.
Contact: Kevin Johnson, School of Law, (530) 752-0243, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Kyle, professor of sociology
The plight of immigrant farmworkers has concerned sociologist Kyle since he was a child in Florida growing up down the road from large commercial farms.
A global comparative sociologist, he travels the world researching the causes, organization and impacts of migrant smuggling and human trafficking, leading to contemporary slavery.
Kyle says more people are enslaved today than ever before, although the practice is outlawed in every nation. He also studies the political economy of global immigration.
Kyle's co-edited 2001 book, Global Human Smuggling: Comparative Perspectives, was the first scholarly book to examine migrant smuggling and human trafficking in various forms in multiple regions of the world, including Mexico-U.S. smuggling.
Contact: David Kyle (fluent in Spanish), Sociology, (530) 752-1582 (work), (530) 756-2116 (home), email@example.com