Daisy Hernández

Daisy Hernandez Assistant Professor of English
Creative Writing

 

325 Bachelor Hall
Oxford Campus
hernand2@MiamiOH.edu

Education

  • MFA, Fiction, University of Miami, December, 2013 
  • MA, Journalism and Latin American & Caribbean Studies, New York University, May, 2001
  • BA, English, William Paterson University Wayne, NJ, May, 1997 

Teaching Interests

  • The Personal Essay
  • Memoir
  • Literary Journalism
  • Latina Narratives

Research Interests

  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Memoir
  • Lyric Essays

Selected Publications

Books

  • A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir, Beacon Press, 2014
  • coeditor, Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism, Seal Press, 2002

Creative Nonfiction (Essays)

  • “The Envidia Attack,” Tricycle, 2015
  • “Los Ojos,” Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose, 2015
  • “Bus Stop,” Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, 2015 
  • “Stories She Tells Us,” Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education, 2014
  • "Blackout," Hunger Mountain: the VCFA Journal of the Arts, 2012

Fiction

  • “Cuello: A Short Story,” Juked, 2015
  • "Shorty," Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing, University of Wisconsin Press, 2011

Web Publications

Grants and Awards

  • Winner of the Creative Nonfiction Contest, Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry & Prose, 2015
  • Independent Publisher Book Award in Memoir, 2015
  • Lambda Literary, Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award, 2015
  • Honorable Mention, Cuba’s Premio Literario Casa de las Américas, 2015 

Work in Progress

Daisy Hernández is writing a literary biography of Chagas, a neglected tropical disease that afflicts millions of people mainly from Latin America.