Francisca James Hernández

Francisca James Hernández

Research Affiliate

Francisca James Hernández holds a Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology from Stanford University where she also earned her M.A. and B.A. and has been a Research Associate at SIROW since 2012. She was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at the University of California at Berkeley, Dept. of Ethnic Studies (2007-2009) and a Dissertation Fellow at UC Santa Barbara, Dept. of Feminist Studies (2004-2005). She won the SUNY Press Dissertation/First Book Prize in Gender and Women’s Studies for, Healing the Open Wound: Marginality and the Democratic Imaginary of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, a multidisciplinary, ethnographic, and intersectional examination of the neoliberalization of the borderlands, the resistance of dislocated garment workers there, and the implications of their struggles for re-envisioning democracy. James Hernández publications, including a co-edited volume, Chicana Studies: An Introduction (Kendall&Hunt 2010). Since 1992, Dr. James Hernández has taught anthropology, Chicana/o Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, U.S.-Mexico Border Studies, political economy, and qualitative methods at various institutions, 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. In 2016, she co-founded the Dept. of Ethnic, Gender & Transborder Studies/Sociology at PCC and has served as Dept. Head since. 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.