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Alexander A. Hernandez

Alexander Hernandez
Co-Director, Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program
Instructional Associate Professor
  • LASB 376
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Leadership Position
Coordinator of Graduate Instruction
Degree From
Ph.D. Boston College
Texas A&M University
Department of Sociology
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Research Interests

  • Science, Technology and Knowledge
  • Sociology of Work
  • Aging and the Life Course
  • Sociological Pedagogy

Courses Taught at Texas A&M

  • SOCI 205: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 210: Sociology of Tech and Science
  • SOCI 314: Social Problems
  • SOCI 408: Death and Dying


Professor Hernandez discusses the Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program in sociology that we host at Texas A&M. This program provides top undergraduates from around the country the opportunity to actively participate in the creation of knowledge. With the help of world-class faculty, students are provided all of the instruction and tools needed to examine the world around around them and contribute to the field.

Representative Publications

  • Bingham, S. and Hernandez, A.A. 2009. “Laughing matters: The stand-up comedian as social observer, teacher, and conduit of the sociological imagination.” Teaching Sociology 37(4): 335-352