My research interests include public relations/strategic communication & political communication in the creation and contestation of media content of minority populations. In specific, I take a look on the contextual, sociological and technological factors that influence the news media coverage of minorities’ issues and how minorities create, promote and strategically contest these mainstream media messages. My focus is particularly on Latin American and Asian women, and ethnic minorities.

The methodological approaches I employ have become primarily quantitative. I mostly rely on content analysis and public opinion data, with several of my new projects including experiments and computational analysis of large text data sets.

Current Research Projects

  • Domestic Violence advocacy agendas meet journalists’ routines in Mexico.
  • Examining Contact Theory in Online Environments. The impact of social identities in the interaction with immigrants and LGBT communities in online Singapore environments (w/Dr. Ben Detenber, Dr. Joyce Pang, Lew Zi Jian).
  • Source (minority & female) strategies in non-Western International broadcasts in Spanish (w/Dani Madrid Morales).
  • The digital strategies of pro and anti-immigrant advocacy groups (w/Vinicio Sinta). Data collection stage


Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Lovric, Bruno & Hernández, Miriam (2022). “Bosnia and Herzegovina on Screen: Self-Orientalism in Jasmila Zbanic’s Quo Vadis, Aida?” Studies in Eastern European Cinema (Sample),
  • Hernández, Miriam & Madrid-Morales, Dani (2020). “Diversifying Voice, Democratizing the News? A Content Analysis of Citizen News Sources in Spanish-language International Broadcasting”. Journalism Studies, 21(8), 1076-1092 (Sample)
  • Hernández, Miriam, Saldierna-Salas, Alma, Muñiz-Muriel, Carlos y Marañón-Lazcano, Felipe (2020). Brecha de género en el conocimiento político infantil: influencia de las redes sociales y la socialización política. Palabra Clave, 23(4), e2343 (Sample)
  • Lovric, Bruno; Hernández, Miriam. (2019). “The House of Black and White: Identities of Color and Power Relations in the Game of Thrones” in Revista Nos Journal, Vol. 4, Issue 2; ISSN: 2448-1793.
  • Hernández, Miriam (2018). “Killed out of love”: A frame analysis of domestic violence coverage in Hong Kong. Violence Against Women, Volume: 24 issue: 12, page(s): 1454-1473. (Sample) DOI:
  • Hernández, Miriam & Marañón, Felipe (2017). “Brecha de Género en México: Determinantes de la información política en las mujeres mexicanas”. Revista Legislativa de Estudios Sociales y de Opinión Pública, vol. 10, núm. 20, jul.-dic. 2017, pp. 71-104.

Book chapters

  • Flores, Ruben; Saldierna, Alma & Hernández, Miriam (2021). “Consumo de medios y su impacto en las conductas de preven­ción del contagio.” In Carlos Muñiz (Eds.), Medios de comunicación y pandemia de COVID-19 en México (pp. 185-210). Nuevo León: Tirant Humanidades, ISBN: 978-84-1865-632-3 (Sample copy, please do not distribute).
  • Hernández, Miriam; Saldierna, Alma & Marañón, Felipe (2019). “La brecha de género en los niños y niñas de Nuevo León. De la socialización política a la sofisticación política.” In Alma Saldierna y Carlos Muñiz (Eds.), Formación cívica y socialización política en la educación básica (pp. 97-125). Nuevo León: Fontamara. ISBN: 978-607-736-587-7.

Selected Conference Participations

  • Hernández, Miriam, Madrid-Morales, Dani & Ross, Meredith (2022). “Female Journalists and Sources in State-Funded International Television News: A Five-Country Content Analysis.” ICA Annual Conference in Paris, France [Hybrid]. Journalism Division.
  • Lovric, Bruno & Hernández, Miriam. (2022). “Bosnia and Herzegovina on Screen: Self-Orientalism in Jasmila Zbanic’s Quo Vadis, Aida?” ICA Annual Conference in Paris, France [Hybrid]. Popular Media & Culture Division.
  • Benjamin Detenber; Pang, Joyce, Hernández, Miriam; Lew, Zijian; Tan, Jzz & Teo Min Yu (2021) “Examining direct and vicarious online contact effects on Singaporeans’ attitudes toward Chinese immigrants”. ICA Annual Conference in Denver, U.S. [Online]. Intergroup Communication Interest Group
  • Detenber, B. H., Tan, J., Pang, J. S., Hernández, Miriam, & Teo, M. Y. (2020). “Examining public opinion about a contentious social issue through content analysis of online discussion forums”. World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) in Salamanca, Spain (Oct 2020)
  • Hernández, Miriam & Madrid-Morales, Dani (2020). “The vox-pop, the victim and the active citizen: A Content Analysis of Citizen Sources in Non-Western International Broadcasting in Spanish.” AEJMC Annual Conference in San Francisco, United States [Online]. International Communication Division (August 2020).
  • Hernández, Miriam & Madrid-Morales, Dani (2020). “Diversifying news, alternative voices? A Content Analysis of News Citizen Sources of International Broadcasters in Spanish.” ICA Annual Conference in Gold Coast, Australia [Online]. Global Communication and Social Change Division (May 2020).
  • Hernández, Miriam; Tan Zi Jin, Jazz; Pang, Joyce; Detenber, Benjamin (2020). “The Mediating Effect of Superordinate and National Identities on Improving Attitudes towards Gay Men and Lesbians.” ICA Annual Conference in Gold Coast, Australia [Online]. LGBTQ Studies Interest Group (May 2020).
  • Hernández, Miriam (2020). “Better a Dead Son, Than a Gay Son”: Media Coverage of Hate Crimes and Political Rhetoric Against LGBT Groups in Brazil and Mexico.” ICA Annual Conference in Gold Coast, Australia [Online]. Ethnicity and Race in Communication Division (May 2020)
  • Detenber, Benjamin; Hernández, Miriam; Tan Zi Jin, Jazz; Lew, Zijian & Pang, Joyce; (2020). “Online Intergroup Contact: How Anonymity and Self-disclosure Style Influence Out-group Relations.” ICA Annual Conference in Gold Coast, Australia [Online]. Intergroup Communication Interest Group (May 2020).
  • Lovric, Bruno & Hernández, Miriam (2020). “The House of Black and White: Identities of Color and Power Relations in the Game of Thrones.” ICA Annual Conference in Gold Coast, Australia [Online]. Ethnicity and Race in Communication Division (May 2020).
  • Hernández, Miriam; Brown, Meka; Barrios, Marisol; Lancaster, Molly; Valdez-Dadia, Annalyn & Wang Sen (2020). “Service Learning Rocks! Preparing Students Today for a Successful Tomorrow”. CSUDH Innovative Teaching Symposium (January 2020).