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Faculty: Macarena Hernandez


 Macarena Hernandez

Victoria Advocate Endowed Professor in Humanities

University of California at Berkeley, Master of Journalism; Baylor University, Waco, Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in English Professional Writing and Journalism

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Phone: 361- 570-4210

Victoria: Publishing Center, Office # 301H


Before joining the faculty at the University of Houston-Victoria, Hernandez was a full-time journalist writing about Latino issues , such as immigration and education.

Last fall, she completed an International Reporting Project/Frontline World Fellowship where she traveled and reported along the Mexico-Guatemala border. Before then, Hernandez was a staff writer/columnist for The Dallas Morning News. In June, she completed a year-long reporting project for The Dallas Morning News documenting the educational experiences of teen Latino immigrants at one of the oldest high schools in Dallas.

Before joining the staff of The News in 2005, she covered South Texas and Northern Mexico for the San Antonio Express-News where she ran the Rio Grande Valley Bureau. While at the Express-News she wrote "One-Family, Two Homelands," a personal five-part series exploring Mexican migration through her family's story.

A veteran speaker, Hernandez is a regular at national journalism and education conferences and is a frequent guest at high schools and college campuses. She is also a member of Macondo, a writers' collective founded by author Sandra Cisneros.

Selected Publications:

Newspaper series: “One Family, Two Homelands,” San Antonio Express-News, 2004; “A Year in the Life of New Immigrants,” The Dallas Morning News, June 2008.

Other Newspapers: The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times.

Television and Magazines: "The Ballad of Juan Quezada," PBS/Frontline World, Latina Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Highways.

Anthologies: Texas Literature: A Case Study; Hecho En Tejas: An Anthology of Texas-Mexican Literature; The Newspaper Reader: Reading: Writing & Thinking About Today’s Events; Bridging the Gap: College Reading.