June 28, 2019 – Cypress, CA – Dr. Leandra Hernández, instructor in Trident University International’s (Trident) College of Health and Human Services, has published articles in the journals Women’s Studies in Communication and Health Communication.
“Feminist Approaches to Border Studies and Gender Violence: Family Separation as Reproductive Injustice” appears in the latest issue of Women’s Studies in Communication. In this article, Dr. Hernández examines the physical, mental, and social impacts of family separation at the United States-Mexico border through an interdisciplinary blending of feminist and border theories.
Dr. Hernández, along with Dr. Sarah De Los Santos Upton, also published the article, “Insider/Outsiders, Reproductive (In)justice, and the U.S.-Mexico Border,” in the journal Health Communication. This article seeks to build a stronger coalition between health communication scholars and Latina/o communication scholars in addressing reproductive injustice and gendered violence.
Dr. Hernández is an instructor for the courses Health Communication & Advocacy, Cross-Cultural Health Perspectives, and Cultural Diversity in Health Sciences. Early this year, she served as co-editor and an author on the book volume, Military Spouses With Advanced Degrees: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Thriving Amidst Uncertainty, through Lexington Press.
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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