Alejandro Hernandez

Assistant Professor (LTA), PhD in Sociology and Political Economy, Concordia University

Alejandro is an Assistant Professor (LTA) at Concordia University, in Montreal, Canada. He holds a PhD in Sociology with specialization in Political Economy and was awarded with a Vanier Scholar, the Government of Canada’s most prestigious international award for doctoral students. His areas of interest include (im)migration/diasporas, youth, and identities in Canada and Latin America, among others.

His most recent article, 'The political economy of immigration securitization: nation-building and racialization in Canada,' can be accessed (free for a short period of time) here: https://tandfonline.com/doi/10.1080/07078552.2019.1646452

Alejandro has ample experience in migration and youth research, policy evaluation, teaching, and education management both in Canada and Mexico. His most recent research focused on the experiences of integration and development of transnational ties among Mexican youth in Ottawa and Montreal.

Alejandro was a Board of Directors member and Communications Chair of the Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He was also member of the Advisory Search Committee for Vice-President (Research and International) and the co-chair of the Committee for Refugee Issues at Carleton University.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Assistant Professor (LTA), Concordia University

Education

  • 2019 
    Carleton University, PhD in Sociology with an Specialization in Political Economy
  • 2013 
    Simon Fraser University, MA in Sociology