The Mexico Center at UTSA

Amanda Hernandez

Cohort 1

B.A. Women’s Studies with a minor in Sociology, 2017

  • Honors Thesis: “Family, God, and Womanhood: Latina Higher Education Decision-Making.”

Pursuing Ph.D. in Sociology at Baylor University

  • Dissertation: “Feminism, Feminists, and Faith: Intersectional Identities.”

Publications:

  • Uecker, Jeremy, Rebecca Bonhag, Jason Burtt, Hannah Evans, and Amanda Hernandez. “Religion and Attitudes toward Childlessness in the United States.” Forthcoming in Journal of Family Issues.
  • Hernandez, Amanda. 2021. “Intersections of Feminist Identification and Hostile Sexism,” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 60(1): 27-45.
  • Hernandez, Amanda. 2020. “Developing a Mestiza Consciousness Theoretical Framework,” Sociological Spectrum 40 (5): 303-313. 

Matt Hinojosa

Cohort 1

B.A. History, UTSA 2018
M.A. History, UTSA 2021

Pursuing Ph.D. in History at Princeton University

Research:

  • “Anonymous in San Anto: Chicano Identity and Alcoholism/Addiction Recovery in the Alamo City”
  • “La Cultura Cura: Cultural Nationalism and Addiction Recovery in the Alamo City, 1969-1980”

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Nicole Poole

Cohort 1

B.A. Art History and Criticism, UTSA 2018

Pursuing M.A. Art History and Criticism, UTSA

Research:

  • “Yvonne Koolmatrie: Practicing Culture”
    • Argues that Yvonne Koolmatrie and other Aboriginal artists specializing in traditional forms of weaving are forging a new future for their art form that is owned and interpreted by the female voice, and that by re-framing how we look at these and other artworks by female artists, we can more fully appreciate their contribution to the history of art and to society as a whole.

Karina Chowdhury

Cohort 2

B.S. Public Health, UTSA 2018
M.P.H. Environmental Health, UTHealth School of Public Health, 2020

Accepted to the University of Houston College of Medicine for 2022 entry.

Conferences:

  • 2019 American Public Health Association Conference, Philadelphia

Research:


Arlette Cruz Pérez

Cohort 2

Pursuing Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of California-Irvine


Julie Leyva

Cohort 2

M.S.W., Texas A&M Kingsville, 2021.


Taylor Waits

Cohort 2

Pursuing Ph.D. in English, Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

Conferences:

  • Panelist: “Shattering the Statistics: A Collective Effort Towards Ending Sexual Violence.” University of Pittsburgh Sexual Violence and Prevention Education Office, 2020.
  • Panelist: “Centering LGBTQ+ Survivors’ Narratives: A Conversation with Lexie Bean” Carlos University Social Justice Institutes Office, 2020.
  • Workshop Presenter: “Black Feminine Rage & #ChangeRapeCulture” TAASA Annual Conference: Lift Every Voice, Houston, 2020.

Projects:


Eugene Alviar

Cohort 3


Kristel Orta-Puente

Cohort 3

Congratulations to All Mellon Humanities Pathways Programs Alumni Starting Graduate Programs!

Kristel Orta-Puente

2018-2019 Mellon Fellow

Alicia Moreno

2019-2020 Mellon Fellow

Christine Martinez

2019-2020 Mellon Fellow

Mellon Humanities Pathways Program Alumnus Headed to Princeton

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Matt Hinojosa

2016-2017 Mellon Fellow
2019-2020 Mexico Center Graduate Research Assistant