Co-Authored Book

Global Issues in Immigration Law (with Raquel Aldana, Beth Lyon, & Won Kidane,  (Franklin A. Gevurt, Ed., Thomson-West Publishing, 2013)(excerpt and abstract).

Book Chapters 

Karla McKanders, Compassionate Migration and Regional Policy in the Americas, Chapter 2, The Subnational Response: Local Intervention in Immigration Policy and Enforcement (Palgrave Macmillan 2017).

Karla McKanders, Unlawful Exclusions: Asylum Seekers, Gender and Social Justice in Morocco in Women and Social Change in North Africa: What Counts as Revolutionary? (Doris Gray and Nadia Sonneveld, eds.)(Oxford University Press forthcoming 2017).


Valeria E. Gomez & Karla McKanders, Refugee Reception and Perception: U.S. Detention Camps and German Welcome Centers, 40.1 Ford.L.Jour. 4 (2017).

America's Disposable Youth: Undocumented Delinquent Juveniles, 59.1 Howard.L.Rev. 101 (2015).

Anatomy of an Uprising: Women, Democracy and the Moroccan Feminist Spring, 32 Boston Univ. Int’l Jour. 147 (2014).

Invited Symposium: Federal Preemption and Immigrant’s Rights, 3:2 Wake Forest J. Law & Policy 333 (2013).

Immigration Enforcement and the Fugitive Slave Acts: Exploring their Similarities, 61.4 Cath.L.Rev. 1 (2012). §  Reprinted 33 Imm. Nationality Law Rev. 183 (2013).

Invited SymposiumUnforgiving of Those Who Trespass Against U.S.: State Laws Criminalizing Immigration Status, 12 Loy. J. Pub. Int. L 331 (2011). §  Reprinted in 32 Imm. Nationality Law Rev. 267 (2011).

Invited Symposium: Unspoken Voices of Indigenous Women in Immigration Raids, 14 J. Gender Race & Just. 1 (fall 2010).

Sustaining Tiered Personhood: Jim Crow and Anti-Immigrant Laws, 26 Harv. J. Rac. & Eth. Jus.  163 (2010).

Invited Symposium: The Constitutionality of State and Local Laws Targeting Immigrants, 31.4 U.Ark. Little Rock L.J. 579 (2009).

Welcome to Hazleton! (“Illegal” Immigrants Beware): Local Employment Immigration Ordinances and What the Federal Government Must Do About, It 39 Loy.U.Chi.L.J. 1 (2007).

Co-Authored Articles

Raising the Bar: Law Schools and Legal Institutions Leading to Education Undocumented Lawyers (with Raquel Aldana and Beth Lyon) 44.1 Arizona State L.J. 5 (2012).

Varying Shades of Grey: Teaching Amongst Generational Difference, 17.1 Clinical L. Rev. 1001 (2010).

Other Writings

Being the Change in the South: the Politics of Allyship and Lawyering with Immigrant Communities, Joint Essays with University of Tennessee, College of Law, Immigration Clinic Law Students (forthcoming 2017).

Invited Commentary. Non-Discrimination Trumps Order, JURIST - Academic Commentary, February 10, 2017.

Invited Commentary. Responding to the Refugee Crisis, Can Lawyers’ Help?, JURIST - Academic Commentary, Oct. 1, 2015.

Invited Commentary. 1967 Refugee Convention: Moral Aspiration or Legal Obligation?, JURIST - Academic Commentary, September 28, 2015.

Authored, Society of American Law Teachers Statement on Charleston and Racist Violence (September 2015).

Authored, Society of American Law Teachers Statement for officials to uphold the rule of law in relation to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri (November 2014).

Black and Brown Based Coalition Building During the “Post-Racial” Obama Era, 29 St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 473 (2010).

Society of American Law Teachers, Recommendations to the Obama Administration on Immigration Agency Reforms (with Raquel Aldana and Beth Lyon) (June 16, 2009).