Amanda Hernandez

Amanda Hernandez
Sociology of Religion
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Ph.D. Sociology, Baylor University, expected in May 2022
M.A. Sociology, Baylor University
B.A. Women's Studies, minor Sociology, The University of Texas San Antonio


Amanda Hernandez started her academic journey at San Antonio College before transferring to the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies. While a student at UTSA, Amanda was a Mellon Fellow and a McNair Scholar.

Her research contends with how individuals navigate and make sense of intersecting, and at times contradictory, identities, focusing on gender, race, and religion. 

Her master’s thesis analyzes feminist identification among religious individuals and the extent to which religious feminists hold sexist attitudes.

Currently, she is collecting data for her dissertation project with funding granted by the Joseph H. Fichter Grant sponsored by the Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR).

Recent Publications

Hernandez, Amanda. 2020. “Developing a Mestiza Consciousness Theoretical Framework.” Sociological Spectrum.

Amanda Hernandez's Full Curriculum Vitae.

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