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Gerardo Hernandez

Bio

My current research interests, as a food anthropologist, are centered on a decent meal and how taste and class influence the different food decisions that are made during school lunchtime for urban youth at school. I graduated with my Master’s degree in Food Studies (Anthropology) from Indiana University in 2023. My research during my Master’s was done in collaboration with Felege Hiywot Center, a non-profit urban youth STEM Agriculture Farm. My research focus, with FHC’s collaboration, was on urban youth and their pursuit of a good meal. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Food Management, with special recognition from the Honors College from Ball State University in 2021, having written my honors thesis on identity formation, food, and migration, through a coming-of-age story of a child of Latino immigrant parents. 

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Education

2021-2023

Indiana Univerity, Bloomington

Master of Arts 

2017-2021

Ball State University, Muncie 

Bachelor of Arts 

Teaching & Research Experience

August 2023 

Indiana Univerity, Bloomington

Department of English, Visiting Lecturer 

May 2023- Present 

Felege Hiywot Center 

Grant Writer and Development Specialist

August 2022- May 2023 

Indiana Univerity, Bloomington

College of Arts and Science, Instructor of Record 

January 2022- May 2023 

Felege Hiywot Center 

MA Food Studies Research, Social Impact Coordinator/ Graduate Researcher

August 2021- May 2022

Indiana Univerity, Bloomington

Department of Anthropology, Instructor of Record 

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