Maria Hernandez

Full Time Faculty

World Languages and Cultures


Phone: (718) 368-5217
Office Location: E-315, E Cluster

Maria Hernandez


Dr. M.G. Hernández got her promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate professor in 2009. Dr. M. G. Hernández is the author of Estilos decadentes, deseos femeninos (2004). She has written about a wide variety of topics related to literary and cinematic representations in Spain and Latin America, mainly modern and postmodern period, colonial and postcolonial. Her publications have appeared in Romance Notes, Romance Review, Cuadernos de ALDEUU, andLenguaje y Textos. She has attended numerous congresses and conferences. She won three awards for excellence in teaching at Harvard University. She was nominated to the Teaching Levenson Memorial Prize at Harvard University (2001-2004). Dr. Hernández is also the author of Identidades multiculturales: España y Latinoamérica (2005), where she explores the relationships between politics and literature in different Hispanic contexts. Dr. Hernández is also the author of Cartas de Arthur Cravan desde México (2008). She has directed several students’ projects in the Honors Program. One of them, The Blind Knight (by C. Chamberlain--a student with disabilities), was published in the prestigious Distinctions Journal of KCC Honors Program (2010). She is a member of the Department P&B (2004-present). She is a departmental representative to the CUNY Council on Foreign Languages, a University wide assembly (2004-present). She is a member of the By-Laws Committee (2009-present) and the Committee on Admissions and Academic standards (2009-present). She belongs to Kingsborough Center for Teaching and Learning (KCTL) Advisory Board (2004-present). She is running a new literature course: Spanish Cinema, which focus on women (WAC certified).

Selected Publications and/or Other Resources

  • Estilos decadentes, deseos femeninos(2004)
  • Identidades multiculturales: España y Latinoamérica (2005)
  • Identidades multiculturales: España y Latinoamérica (2005)