Jill Hernandez

Department of Philosophy and Classics - Mentor

Jill Hernandez

Department of Philosophy and Classics - Mentor

Biography

Dr. Jill Hernandez is an Associate Professor at UTSA Department of Philosophy. She earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Memphis in 2006 with a dissertation titled “Impermissibility, Moral Worth, and the Normative Sources of Action.” She won a National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Award in 2014-2015 for a project titled “Acquainted with Grief: Early Modern Feminist Conceptions of God and Evil” and the Robert B. Papazian International Prize in Ethics in 2013 given by the International Journal of Philosophical Studies. She also won the UTSA President’s Distinguished Teaching award in 2013 and the UTSA President’s Distinguished Research Achievement Award in 2012. She organized a Border Ethics city-wide project at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures and received a grant for a project “Border Ethics: Philosophy and Recent Immigration Policy” in 2011. She is the author of the monograph, Gabriel Marcel’s Ethics of Hope: Evil, God and Virtue (2011) published in London by Continuum Press and editor of the book The New Intuitionism (2012), London: Continuum. She also has a textbook Themes in Ancient and Modern Philosophy. She has published numerous articles including the forthcoming“ Acquainted with Grief: The Atonement and Early Feminist Conceptions of Theodicy,” and other articles on the Affordable Care Act and the rights of those on the margins, the border wall as a failed moral project, and the changing face of ethics in the workplace regarding the impact of immigration enforcement. She has presented at academic conferences on women and their stories about God and moral evil, literature in early modern philosophy, impermissible actions and human dignity, and moral worth. She teaches courses on ethics, feminist ethics, contemporary moral issues, feminist perspectives on women in literature, and ancient philosophy. She has served as both the graduate and undergraduate advisor of record for the UTSA Department of Philosophy and is currently an Associate Dean in the UTSA Honors College.