Jillian Hernandez, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women's Studies Research has been selected by a peer review panel for placement on the Fulbright Specialist Roster for a tenure of 3 years for her expertise in Latina feminisms and cultural studies.

Dr. Hernandez is a transdisciplinary scholar interested in the stakes of embodiment, aesthetics, and performance for Black and Latinx women and girls, gender-nonconformers, and queers.

The Fulbright Specialist Program, part of the larger Fulbright Program, was established in 2001 by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The program pairs highly qualified U.S. academics and professionals with host institutions abroad to share their expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures while building capacity at their overseas host institutions.