April 27, 2018 – Cypress, CA – Trident University International (Trident) faculty member Dr. Leandra Hernández has published, Challenging Reproductive Control and Gendered Violence in the Américas: Intersectionality, Power, and Struggles for Rights, which is currently available through Lexington Books.
Dr. Leandra Hernández teaches Health Communication & Advocacy and Cross-Cultural Health Perspectives in Trident’s College of Health and Human Services.
This book looks at reproductive and gendered violence against women in Texas and Latin America through a Chicana feminist lens. Dr. Hernández and co-author Dr. Sarah de Los Santos Upton, University of Texas at El Paso, examine several contemporary issues including reproductive justice in Texas, feminicides in Latin America, and anti-feminicidal activism in Cuidad Juárez.
Dr. Hernández holds a Ph.D. in Health Communication from Texas A&M University, a Master of Arts in Mass Communication from University of Houston, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from University of St. Thomas.
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