Dr. Jose Aguilar-Hernandez
José M. Aguilar-Hernández is an Assistant Professor of Ethnic and Women’s Studies in the College of Education and Integrative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona. Aguilar-Hernández is the proud son of immigrant farmworkers from Zacatecas, México. He grew up in the Ventura County and transferred from Moorpark Community College to UCLA where he earned a B.A. in Chicana/o Studies and History.
Aguilar-Hernández earned a M.A. in Latin American Studies and a Ph.D. in Education from UCLA. His dissertation, Si Se Pudo!: A Critical Race History of the Movements for Chicana and Chicano Studies at UCLA, 1990-1993, is about the inception (and more) of the Chicana/o Studies Departmentalization process at UCLA. During his five years as a doctoral student Aguilar-Hernández served as a Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in the UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and additionally, he also taught courses in Chicana/o Studies at California State University, Northridge and CalState LA.
Aguilar-Hernández’ research publications and teaching interests include social movements, educational history, pedagogy, critical race theory, historical methods, and gender and sexuality.