Director, CUNY Dominican Studies Institute
Division of Social ScienceDepartment
A leading public intellectual in the United States, Dr. Ramona Hernández is Director of the Dominican Studies Institute of the City University of New York, housed here at City College. She is the author of seminal texts in the areas of migration, labor, and Dominican Studies, and is Professor of Sociology at City College as well as Doctoral Professor at the City University in the Ph.D. program in Sociology. Dr. Hernández’s work is celebrated also in the Dominican Republic where she has received the country’s highest civilian honor, the Orden del Mérito de Duarte, Sánchez y Mella, and she is also a trustee of the Sociological Initiatives Foundation and Instituto Global de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Sociales in Santo Domingo.
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Ph.D., Sociology, The Graduate Center, CUNY
M.Phil., Sociology, The Graduate Center, CUNY
M.A., Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University
B.A., Latin American History, Lehman College
Regularly Taught Courses
Foundations of Sociological Theory
19th Century Dominican Social Thought
Latinos in the U.S.
Dominican Workers in the U.S. Economy
2013 La República Dominicana y la prensa extranjera: mayo 1961-septiembre 1963 (Desde la desaparición de Trujillo hasta Juan Bosch). Co-authored with Sully Saneaux.Santo Domingo: Biblioteca Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña.
2004 Desde la orilla: hacia una nacionalidad sin desalojos. Co-edited with Silvio Torres-Saillant and Blas Jiménez. Santo Domingo: Editora La Trinitaria.
2004 Building Strategic Partnerships for Development: Dominican Republic New York State. Co-edited with Maria Elizabeth Rodríguez. Santo Domingo: Editorial Corripio.
2002 The Mobility of Workers Under Advanced Capitalism: Dominican Migration to the United States. New York: Columbia University Press (Winner of "Outstanding Academic Title" Awarded by Choice, 2002.)
1998 The Dominican Americans. Co-authored with Silvio Torres-Saillant. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.
Book Chapters and Journal Articles (selected publications)
2013 "Dominican Americans." In Oxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies. Ed. Ilan Stavans. New York: Oxford University Press. 70 page-monograph.
2013 "Dominicans, in Three Continents, Go to the Polls" North American Congress on Latin America, Report on the Americas. Winter. Vol. 45.2011 "Dominican Immigrants" 70-page monograph co-authored with Anthony Stevens-Acevedo, in Multicultural America. An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans. Edited by Ron Bayor. Connecticut: Greenwood Press.
2011 "The Dominican American Family," in Ethnic Families in America: Patterns and Variations. Edited by Roosevelt Wright. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
2011 Special Issue on Dominican Studies of Camino Real: Estudios de las Hispanidades Norteamericanas. Co-edited with Anthony Stevens-Acevedo. Spain: Instituto Franklin de la Universidad de Alcalá. 3:4.
2011 "Dominicans and the National Latino/a Academy of Arts and Sciences." The Harvard Latino Law Review. Massachussetts: Harvard Law School. Spring, Vol. 14:277-281.
2010 "Second Generation Dominicans and the Question of a Transnational Identity: Myths and Realities." Co-authored with Utku Sezgin. Camino Real: Estudios de las Hispanidades Norteamericanas. Spain: Instituto Franklin de la Universidad de Alcalá.2:3:59-87
2008 "El sentimento anti-imigratorio en EE.UU. y el movimiento de inmigrantes," Global. Santo Domingo: Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo. 5:20: 43-51
2007 "Living on the Margins of Society: Dominicans in the United States." Latinos in a Changing Society. Edited by Martha Montero-Sieburth and Edwin Meléndez. Connecticut: Greenwood Press.
2005 "On Dominicans in New York City's Garment Industry." in A Coat of Many Colors: Immigration,Globalization, and Reform in New York City's Garment Industry. Edited by Daniel Soyer. New York: Fordham University Press.
2011 Review of Hispanic New York: A Sourcebook. In Latino Studies Journal. 9:4:486-488.
2013 "Caribbean Migration." Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, 2nd Edition. Co-authored with Griselda Rodríguez. G. Macmillan Reference, USA.
2012 "Dominicans in the United States." The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History. Edited by Lynn Dumenil. New York: Oxford University Press.
2005 "Frank Bonilla." Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos & Latinas. Edited by Suzanne Oboler and Deena J. González. New York: Oxford University Press.
2005 "Dominican Studies." Co-authored with Silvio Torres-Saillant. Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture and Society in the United States. Edited by Ilan Stavans and Lewis Sebring. Connecticut: Grolier Academic Preference.