Research

My research interests include political communication & public relations/strategic 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).
  • Female & Minorities representation in Game of Thrones (w/Bruno Lovric).
  • The digital strategies of pro and anti-immigrant advocacy groups (w/Vinicio Sinta). Data collection stage

Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Hernández, Miriam, Saldierna Alma; Muñiz, Carlos & Marañón, Felipe (2019). “La brecha de género en el conocimiento político de niños y niñas: Influencia de la socialización familiar, escolar y redes sociales”. Accepted to the journal Palabra Clave. 
  • Lovric, Bruno & Hernandez, Miriam (2019) “Orientalist Imagination of Game of Thrones” – Accepted to the journal Revista Nos. 
  • 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. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801217738581
  • 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. https://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/articulo?codigo=6237326

Book chapters

  • 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 (2019). “Constructing and contesting female fatalities news by
    Mexican journalists: The balance between crimes of passion & femicides”. ICA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. in Journalism Division (May 2019).
  • Madrid-Morales, Dani; Hernández, Miriam & Morales, Pablo (2019). “Many Shades of State-Sponsored News: A Content Analysis of Chinese, Iranian and Russian International Broadcasting in Spanish”. ICA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. in Public Diplomacy Division.
  • Detenber, Benjamin; Hernández, Miriam; Pang, Joyce; Tan Zi Jin, Jazz & Tan Jing Ting (2019). “The mediating effect of identities on improving attitudes towards out-group members in Singapore”. World Association for Public Opinion Research in Toronto, Canada (May 2019).
  • Hernández, Miriam & Madrid-Morales, Dani (2019). “Diversifying news, democratizing voice? A Content Analysis of News Sources in Non-Western International Broadcasting in Spanish.” The 7th Hispanic/Latino Media & Marketing International Conference in Arlington, Texas (February 2019)
  • Hernández, Miriam (2018). “Reaching a balance between crimes of passion & femicides: Influences in the Construction of News in Mexican journalists”. AEJMC Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Commission on the Status of Women (August 2017).
  • Hernández, Miriam (2018). “Sourcing immigrants in the news”. ICA Annual Conference in Prague, Czech Republic. Ethnicity and Race in Communication Division (May 2018).
  • Yao Mike, Gao Haoyuan, Bandlamudi Jayachandu, Hernández Miriam & Shen Chris Fei (2018). “Exploring the Effects of Social and Political Influences on Immigration News Coverage: A Historical Analysis of The New York Times (1947-2005)”. ICA Annual Conference in Prague, Czech Republic. Mass Communication (May 2018).
  • Hernández, Miriam (2017). “Inclusion or new forms of deviance? A framing analysis of cultural expectations in the Los Angeles Times”. Symposium for Asian Ph.D. Students in Communication Research, Singapore (November 2017).
  • Hernández, Miriam (2017). “Media agenda-building by nonprofits: The case of the Women’s Foundation in Hong Kong”. The Second Conference of the Public Relations Society of China & the Tenth International Forum on Public Relations and Advertising in Wuhan, China (October 2017).
  • Hernández, Miriam (2017). “Blurred lines: The local view of federal responsibilities.” AEJMC Annual Conference in Chicago, United States. Minorities and Communication Division (August 2017).
  • Hernández, Miriam (2017). “Politicization of immigration on the media. Contributions from the electoral and geopolitical context”. ICA Annual Conference in San Diego, United States. Ethnicity and Race in Communication Division (May 2017).
  • Hernández, Miriam (2017). “’Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?’ Sourcing immigrants in the news”. ICA Annual Pre-Conference in San Diego, United States. Political Communication Division (May 2017).
  • Hernández, Miriam (2017). “‘Washington doesn’t get it’. Federalist blame and media coverage”. The 6th Hispanic/Latino Media & Marketing International Conference in Fullerton, California (February 2017).

Updated August, 2019