I am a communication scientist with training at the intersection of linguistics, sociology, and communication studies. My research seeks to understand communication about health and illness through investigating language as a discursive social process. Overall, my work shows how communication can encourage culturally sensitive care, to facilitate holistic well-being, and to foster thoughtful reflection about the roles of health and illness in society.
Leticia Hernández (Leticia Hernández-Linares) is the author of Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl (Tía Chucha, 2015). She is co-editor of The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States (with Rubén Martínez & Héctor Tobar, Tía Chucha Press, 2017). Widely published, her writing has appeared in newspapers, anthologies, and literary journals, some of which include, U.S.
BS in Chemistry - Florida International University (2008)
PhD in Cancer Biology - University of Miami (2014)
Post-doc - Stanford University, Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (2018)
In his article "Ropes, Shirts or Dirty Socks" (London Review of Books, 15 June 2017), Adam Smyth reviews the book Paper: Paging through History (Kurlansky 2017), and in the process Smyth pens his own facts about paper, such as this tidbit: "The pages carrying the words of Shakespeare were once ropes, or shirts, and these items, in turn, were owned by people from widely different strata of society ...."