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.

Broadly, Amanda’s research areas contend with how sexism and white supremacy shape everyday life.

Her dissertation, Feminism, Feminists, and Faith: Intersectional Identities, will be defended in early Spring 2022 and is supported by the Joseph H. Fichter Grant sponsored by the Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR) and the Student Research Grant from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR).

Recent Publications

Hernandez, Amanda. Forthcoming. “Hostile Patriarchs or Godless Feminists? Intersections of Feminist Identification and Hostile Sexism.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Jeremy E. Uecker, Rebecca Bonhag, J.J. Burtt, Hannah R. Evans, and Amanda D. Hernandez (equal second authorship). 2021. “Religion and Attitudes toward Childlessness in the United States.” Journal of Family Issues.

Hernandez, Amanda. 2020. “Developing a Mestiza Consciousness Theoretical Framework.” Sociological Spectrum. 40(5): 303-313.

Hernandez, Amanda. 2020. "Intersections of Feminist Identification and Hostile Sexism". Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 60(1): 27-45.

Amanda Hernandez's Full Curriculum Vitae.

Department of Sociology

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