Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA
By appointment until fall.
Viridiana García Hernández is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Spanish at Western Michigan University. Her research focuses on the literary representation of migrations into the United States and trauma during the twenty-first century in narratives by U.S. Latino authors of Mexican, Central American and Caribbean origin. Her corpus of study includes novels, short stories, songs and movies that depict the reconfigurations of identities due to the immigrants’ border crossing.
García Hernández received a B.A. in Linguistics and Pedagogy from the Autonomous University of Queretaro (UAQ), México, in 2011. In 2013 she earned an M.A. in Spanish from WMU. In 2016, the Graduate College of Western Michigan University granted her the Department-Level Graduate Research and Creative Scholars Award for her academic work. She is also the recipient of the 2018 College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Research Assistantship Award.
In addition, García Hernández worked as a Visiting Professor of Spanish at Grand Valley State University from 2013-14. Also, at WMU, she served as the On-site Resident Director of the Quito Study Abroad Program during the summer of 2015 and the Director’s Assistant of the CAMP-Querétaro Study Abroad Program during the spring recesses of 2015 and 2016.