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Weekly COVID-19 Facebook Chat

Check out the Weekly COVID-19 Facebook Chat with HCI Research Associate, Dr. Leandra Hernandez!

For the past several weeks, health communication expert Dr. Hernandez has been discussing local, state, national, and international COVID developments with fellow scholars Drs. Kari Nixon, Pamela Gilbert, and Jenn MacLure, experts in bioethics and medical humanities.


The Weekly COVID-19 Facebook Chats are held every Thursday at 2PM MT. The link can be found on Dr. Hernandez’s Facebook profile here.


About Leandra:


Dr. Leandra H. Hernandez (Ph.D., Texas A&M University), is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Utah Valley University, and enjoys teaching health communication, gender studies, and media studies courses. She utilizes Chicana feminist and qualitative approaches to explore Latina/o cultural health experiences, Latina/o journalism and media representations, and Latina/o cultural identities in reproductive justice and gendered violence contexts. She is the co-author of Challenging Reproductive Control and Gendered Violence in the Americas: Intersectionality, Power, and Struggles for Rights, recipient of the 2018 NCA FWSD Studies Division Bonnie Ritter Award, as well as several other books. Additionally, she is the co-editor of the Lexington Press book series Lexington Studies in Health Communication and the Peter Lang Cultural Media Studies book series. Furthermore, as the Immediate Past Chair of the NCA La Raza Caucus and Latina/o Communication Studies Division, she works to foster the study and practical application of Latina/o Communication Studies for students, scholars, and organizational practitioners alike.

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