Specialty: U.S.-Mexican Borderlands, Chicana/o, gender and labor, Modern Mexico
Sonia Hernandez, a native of the Rio Grande Valley, received the Ph.D from the University of Houston in 2006 and began teaching at Texas A&M University in the Fall of 2014. Dr. Hernandez specializes in the intersections of gender and labor in the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands, Chicana/o history, and Modern Mexico. She has published in Spanish and English; her most recent book, Working Women into the Borderlands (Texas A&M University Press, 2014) received the Sara A. Whaley Book Prize from the National Women’s Studies Association and the Liz Carpenter Award from the Texas State Historical Association. Dr. Hernandez is currently working on a book-length monograph on the transnational connections between women from south Texas, Tampico, and Barcelona rooted in anarcho-syndicalist ideas that at times complemented, clashed, competed with, or reinforced ideas about women’s rights.