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MONICA HERNANDEZ

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School of Social Transform
Grad Teaching Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Gender Studies
The College of Lib Arts & Sci

Biography: 

Monica Hernandez is a 4th year PhD Student of Gender Studies in ASU's School of Social Transformation.

Education: 

2013

Master of Arts-California State University, Northridge

Chicana/o Studies; With Distinction

Thesis Title-Making Menudo, Feeding the Soul: Towards a Fat Chicana Epistemology

2010 

Bachelor of Arts-University of California, Los Angeles

Double Major: History and Chicana/o Studies

(Double Minor: Latin American Studies & Women’s Studies); Cum Laude

2007 

Associate of Arts-Grossmont College, El Cajon, Ca

Cross-Cultural Studies; Honors           

Research Interests: 

My current research explores fat Chicana/Latina Epistemologies. From a Chicana Feminist methodology, I center the experiences of fatness of Latina/Chicana women to locate how fatness is constructed as a site of knowledge, being, and power. 

Keywords: Fat Studies; Chicana Feminism; embodiment

 

I am also interested in community college education practices, specifically ethnic studies classes as self-empowering spaces for navigating the community college system and transfer process.

Keywords: Higher education retention practices; community college leadership; ethnic studies; decolonial education

Publications: 

Hernandez, M. (2015). “Latinas/os and Obesity.” In Gutiérrez, G., Latinos and Latinas at risk: Issues in

education, health, community, and justice (pp. 409-416). Santa Barbara, Ca: Greenwood.

 

Hernandez, M. (2015). “Biography on Josefina Lopez.” In Gutiérrez, G., Latinos and Latinas at risk: Issues

in education, health, community, and justice (pp. 741-744). Santa Barbara, Ca: Greenwood.

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 378Global Feminist Theory
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 313Women and Sexuality
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 377History/Amer Feminist Thought
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 378Global Feminist Theory
Presentations: 
  • Hernández, M. (2019, February). Dispelling the myths: The angry other. Discussant of Arizona State University Project Humanities, Chandler, AZ.
  • Hernández, M. (2019, February). Disrupting body standards. Discussant of Arizona State University Project Humanities, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Hernández, M. (2018, May). Reflections on “making menudo, feeding the soul: Towards a fat Chicana epistemology.” Alumni guest lecturer for Chicana and Chicano Studies graduate students, CSU Northridge, Northridge, CA.
Honors / Awards: 

2018-2019 

  • ASU Graduate College Travel Grant ($450.00)
  • ASU Women and Gender Studies Travel Grant ($550.00)
  • Graduate & Professional Student Association Individual Travel Grant ($950.00)

2017-2018

  • Interdisciplinary Enrichment Fellowship (IRC) ($17,000)

2018

  • ASU Changemaker Challenge Grant ($500.00)
  • ASU Graduate College Travel Grant ($500.00)
  • American Historical Association Council Annual Meeting Travel Grant ($200.00)