Dr. Browdy de Hernandez earned her Ph.D from the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University in 1994, specializing in the politics of identity in testimonials and autobiographies by marginalized people from Latin America, the Caribbean and North America.
She is an associate professor of comparative literature at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, where she teaches world literature, gender studies, media studies, and environmental and social justice advocacy through literature and media.
For more than a decade, she has directed a major conference in observance of International Women’s Day, and she is the founding director of the month-long, county-wide Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, now in its fourth season.
She is the editor of the anthology Women Writing Resistance: Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean (South End Press, 2004), and co-editor of African Women Writing Resistance: Contemporary Voices (University of Wisconsin Press, 2010).
Her memoir, “What I Forgot: A Purposeful Memoir of Personal and Planetary Transformation” is in progress. Its affiliated workshop will be launched in March 2014 at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
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