Leandra Hernandez awarded OSCLG Feminist Teacher-Mentor Award and Anita Taylor Award for Outstanding Published Article or Book Chapter
Leandra Hernandez, assistant professor in the Department of Communication, was awarded the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender Feminist Teacher-Mentor Award and the Anita Taylor Award for Outstanding Published Article or Book Chapter. The latter award was given in recognition of her co-authored article Construyendo conexiones para los niños: Environmental justice, reproductive feminicidio, and coalitional possibility in the borderlands, which was recently published in the journal Health Communication. The article focuses on the intersections of health communication, Latinx communication, and environmental racism along the U.S.-Mexico border in the work of community organization Familias Unidas del Chamizal in El Paso, Texas.
The Feminist Teacher-Mentor Award recognizes "one exemplary feminist teacher-mentor who has inspired students and colleagues by modeling feminist ideals of caring, community power-sharing, and commitment while also earning individual and collaborative records of achievement." The award committee summarized their review of her work by saying, "Dr. Hernandez is doing work that is compelling. She has devoted time and resources to mentor students and maintain a critical feminist research trajectory."
The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language & Gender provides a forum for professional discussion, presentation of research and demonstration of creative projects in the areas of communication, language and gender.
Congratulations Dr. Hernandez!