Daniela Hernandez

Biography

Daniela Hernández is a second year Ph.D student in Hispanic Studies. She earned a B.A. in Hispanic Studies and Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies from Dartmouth College in 2015 and an M.A. in Spanish Literature, Language and Culture along with a Graduate Certificate in Linguistics from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2018. Daniela is broadly interested in race, ethnicity, migration, and language in 21st century Latin/o America. In the summer of 2019, Daniela conducted fieldwork in Oaxaca, Mexico, funded by a research grant from the Luce Foundation, in which she explored how Mexican migrants, who had spent a decade or more in the United States, negotiated their identity through linguistic, cultural, and phenotypic signifiers after returning to their home state. Currently, Daniela is working on a research project that explores the racialization of Latinx communities in Atlanta, Georgia through ethnography and oral history.