Director and Professor
Northern Arizona University
Currently Serving as Director of the Masters Program for Sustainable Communities
MA in Political Science, Arizona State University
PhD in Justice Studies, Arizona State University
- protest policing
- critical race theory
- social control in late modernity
Recent publications and projects
- Starr, A., L. Fernandez, and C. Scholl (forthcoming), Shutting Down the Streets: Political Violence and Social Control, New York: New York University Press.
- Amster, R., A. DeLeon, L. Fernandez, A. J. Nocella, II, and D. Shannon (eds) (2009). Contemporary Anarchist Studies. London: Routledge Press.
- Fernandez, L. (2008). Policing Dissent: Social Control and the Anti-globalization Movement. Brunswick, N.J: Rutgers University Press.
Academic interests and affiliations
I received my PhD from the School of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University. My research and teaching interests include protest policing, social movements, globalization, and issues in the social control of the late modernity.
My recent book, titled Policing Dissent: Social control and the Anti-Globalization Movement (2008, Rutgers University Press), used ethnographic data to analyze how law enforcement agencies police network-based mobilizations and movements.
My work also appears in various journals, including Social Justice and Qualitative Sociology. My most recent research examines the securitization of the Mexican-Guatemalan border as it links to US immigration policy. Among the courses I teach are Global Justice, Law Enforcement Systems, and Research Methods.