About Francisca James Hernandez
Francisca James Hernández holds a doctorate in sociocultural anthropology from Stanford University (2007) where she also earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. She was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at the University of California at Berkeley, Department of Ethnic Studies (2007-2009) and a Dissertation Fellow at UC Santa Barbara, Department of Feminist Studies (2004-2005). She won the SUNY Press Dissertation/First Book Prize in Gender and Women’s Studies which will publish her forthcoming book, Healing the Open Wound: Marginality and the Democratic Imaginary of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, a multidisciplinary, ethnographic, and intersectional (race/ethnicity, class and gender) examination of the neoliberalization of the borderlands, the resistance of dislocated workers there, and the implications of their struggles for re-envisioning democracy. James Hernández has various publications, some of which appear in Chicana Studies: An Introduction (Kendall&Hunt 2010), a volume she co-edited. Since 1992, Dr. James Hernández has taught anthropology, U.S. Southwest and Mexico Border Studies, globalization, Chicana/o Studies, gender and sexuality, and qualitative methods at various institutions of the U.S. Southwest, including UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, and the University of Texas at El Paso. Since 1998, she has been full-time faculty at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona, teaching five courses per semester while researching and writing, including her current book and other publication projects. She was recently named Lead Faculty for Ethnic, Gender and Transborder Studies, a new initiative of Pima College. Since 2012, she has been a Research Associate at the Southwest Institute for Research on Women at the University of Arizona. Born and raised in Colorado, Dr. James Hernández’s personal and professional life have circulated throughout the U.S. Southwest and Mexico border region to which she dedicates her research, writing, and teaching.