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Claudia Hernández Romero

Claudia Hernández Romero
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sustainability Minor Area Head
Teaches In
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Education: 

PhD, (Culture and Performance), University of California, Los Angeles
Master of Arts, (World Arts and Cultures), University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles

Bio/Affiliation: 

Claudia J. Hernández Romero is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Liberal Arts & Sciences Department at Otis College of Art & Design. She holds a Ph.D. from the Culture and Performance Program in the World Arts & Cultures Department at UCLA. Her dissertation is entitled, Proyecto Jardín Community Garden: Traditional Medicine and Health Among Latinx in Boyle Heights. Her research interests include Latinx and African-based healing and spiritual practices, botánicas in Los Angeles, community gardens and environmental and food justice. In addition to her academic pursuits, Hernández Romero is a dancer and performance artist whose work emphasizes story telling through improvisational movement and visual installations that explore belonging, indigeneity, immigration and Latinidad. Publications include: Botánicas: Sites of Healing and Community Support, and Miraculous Migrants to the City of Angels: Perceptions of El Santo Niño de Atocha and San Simón as Sources of Help and Healing. Projects in the works includes an article titled, Promoting Community-based Participatory Research: Lessons Learned from Proyecto Jardín and a podcast called Art & Gardening for Change in the City of Angels.