Monica Hernandez is a 4th year PhD Student of Gender Studies in ASU's School of Social Transformation.
Master of Arts-California State University, Northridge
Chicana/o Studies; With Distinction
Thesis Title-Making Menudo, Feeding the Soul: Towards a Fat Chicana Epistemology
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
Associate of Arts-Grossmont College, El Cajon, Ca
Cross-Cultural Studies; Honors
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
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.