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Sonia Hernandez, PhD

Historian of the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands, Modern Mexico, Chicana/o History 

Dr. Sonia Hernandez is an Associate Professor of History in the Department of History at Texas A&M University. She is also a faculty affiliate and former coordinator of the Latino/a & Mexican American Studies Program. Hernandez received her PhD in Latin American History from the University of Houston in 2006; she worked as an Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of Texas-Pan American from 2007 through 2014. She joined the History Department faculty at Texas A&M in the fall of 2014.


Research Portfolio: Completed and Ongoing

Working Women into the Borderlands (Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2014). 

Mujeres, Trabajo y Region Fronteriza (Mexico: INEHRM, ITCA, 2017).

"For a Just and Better World": Engendering Anarchism in the Mexican Borderlands, 1900-1938 ( Univ. of Illinois Press, 2021).

Refusing to Forget, Co-Founder [Public history project on History of anti-Mexican Violence, 1910-1920]

2019 NEH Conference on Centennial of the Canales Hearings on Texas Ranger Violence http://canalesconference.dh.tamu.edu/ 

Co-Editor of Anthology: Reverberations of Racial Violence 

Current book project, "Por un Compatriota: State Violence, Gender, and (Un) Likely Transnational Alliances in the Cortez Incident" see chapter in These Ragged Edges (UNC Press, 2022) 

Bridging the Humanities & Hard Sciences

Higher Education Committee for Mexican American Studies NACCS Tejas Foco

Media stories on recent projects: 

Spring Border Trip with Students 

2019 Fulbright Grant for Cortez Project 


Google Scholar Profile 



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