Sarah Hernandez

Associate Professor of Sociology & Caribbean and Latin American Studies

Co-Director of the Initiative on Diversity and Equity in Academics


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College Hall 211


Social Science 102



PhD, & MA, University of Michigan, Sociology
B.A. Earlham College, Sociology/Anthropology

Professor Hernandez’ primary research areas involve economic justice, addressing decision-making and organizational structures in worker-owned businesses (particularly in Mexico) and transnational labor relations (Mexico-USA). Involvement in public facing research includes collaborations with Habitat for Humanity to develop new support strategies and with local social services organizations (such as Step Up Suncoast and Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence) conducting needs assessment studies.

Recent Courses

Professor Hernandez offers these courses with regularity:

Alternatives to Capitalism and Socialism
Globalization, Social Justice, Human Rights
Latin American Social Theory
Sociology of Development
Social Movements

These courses are rotated with other sociology faculty:

Social Theory
Sociological Research Methods
Introduction to Sociology
Sociology Senior Seminar

Courses that are offered periodically:

Intergroup Dialogue
Race and Ethnicity: An Interdisciplinary Exploration
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity