Dr. Ramona Hernandez
Ramona Hernández, Ph.D.
Director, CUNY Dominican Studies Institute
Professor of Sociology, The City College of New York
Doctoral Faculty in Sociology, The Graduate Center, CUNY
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Dr. Ramona Hernández is director of the Dominican Studies Institute of the City University of New York (CUNY) housed at The City College of New York, and is Professor of Sociology at City College and on the faculty of the Graduate Center, CUNY.
Renowned sociologist and public intellectual in the United States, Dr. Hernández is author of pioneering texts in the areas of migration, labor, and Dominican studies, including The Mobility of Workers Under Advanced Capitalism: Dominican Migration to the United States (named Outstanding Academic Title by Choice, 2002) and, as co-author, The Dominican Americans (1998). She is a trustee of the Sociological Initiatives Foundation.
Dr. Hernández's work is celebrated also in the Dominican Republic where she has received the country's highest civilian honor, the Meritorious Order of Duarte, Sanchez y Mella, and serves as a trustee of the International Institute of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (Instituto Global de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Sociales).
Dr. Hernández earned the Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Sociology from the Graduate Center, CUNY; an M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University; and the B.A. in Latin American History from Lehman College.