Dr. Hernandez’ research and filmmaking focuses on emerging worldviews and practices for a more just and sustainable world. In recent years he has conducted in-depth fieldwork in Brazil, Senegal and Denmark. He has a background in music and social work and holds a Doctorate in Development Sociology from Cornell University. Dr. Hernandez is particularly interested in using and teaching visual research methods for the social sciences.
Assistant Professor of International Studies
Ph.D., Cornell University
M.S.W., University of British Columbia
B.S.W., University of Washington
Soil, Struggle and Justice: Agroecology in the Brazilian Landless Movement. Journal for Video Ethnography. 1:2 (2015). Available Online videoethno.com
Also distributed as documentary film:
“Best Environmental Film” Mexico International Film Festival
Other representative Festivals: Festival of New Cinema (Brazil); Harvard Food Forum; Latin American Film Series (Cornell University); Montreal Cinefest (Canada); Nez International Film Festival (India); Kuala Lampur Eco Film Festival (Malaysia); Milan International Film Fest (Italy); Reclaim the Fields Film Series (UK).
Participatory Budgeting in the City: Challenging NYC’s Development Model from the Grassroots. Interface. 4:1 (2012). p. 316-326.
Published with student co-author Nancy Baez (IS 2012)
Challenging Market Fundamentalisms: The Emergence of ‘Ethics, Cosmovisions, and Spiritualities’ in the World Social Forums. In McMichael, P. (Ed.). Reclaiming Development: Critical Struggles for Justice and Social Change. New York: Routledge. (2009).
Challenging Market Fundamentalisms: The Emergence of ‘Ethics, Cosmovisions, and Spiritualities’in the World Social Forums. In McMichael, P. (Ed.). Reclaiming Development: Critical Struggles for Justice and Social Change. New York: Routledge. (2009).
Ethics, Cosmovisions and Spiritualities: Resistances and Challenges for a New World, In Sauquet, M. (Ed.). 100 Proposals of the World Social Forum. Paris: Charles Leopold Mayor Editions. (2006).
Also published in the following countries: Brazil (Vozes), Cameroon (Tropique) Chile (QuartoPropio), Gabon (Les Editions du Silence), Guinea (Ganndal ), India (Tulika), Mali (Jamana), Morroco (Tariks), South Africa (Jacana), Tanzania (Nkuki Na Nyota), Spain (Popular), Venezuela (Laboratorio Educativo).
Hope Will Win Over Fear: The World Social Forums. Delhi: Magic Latern. (2004). (Film)
Representative Screenings: Persistence/Resistance Film Festival (Delhi, India), Cornell University Cinema (Ithaca, USA), World Social Forum (Brazil), Our Common Future: Film Series (University of Michigan, USA), Melbourne Social Forum (Australia), Center for Civil Society (Durban, South Africa).
Nationalism as Resistance to Economic Globalization in the Republic of Georgia. UNIRONDON Journal of Law. 1:5 (2003). p. 131-151.
Eye of Newt. The Vancouver Underground Film Festival. Vancouver. (2000). (New Media Presentation)
& by appointment