Christine Hernandez


Name: Christine Hernández
Title: Curator of Special Collections
Phone: (504) 247-1829
Department: The Latin American Library


Christine Hernández joined the staff of the Latin American Library in April 2012.  She received her A.B. in Spanish and Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where she was Phi Beta Kappa, and earned her MA and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Tulane University in 2000.  She has published widely on the archaeology of Mesoamerica, specializing in the prehistory of Michoacán and the El Bajío regions of north-central Mexico, and the pre-Columbian painted Maya and highland Mexican codices.   As Curator of Special Collections, Chris is responsible for the organization, cataloging, preservation, and access to the LAL’s rare books, manuscripts, photograph, and ephemeral materials.  She also coordinates digitization projects and assists with collection development, reference duties, and long-term planning for preservation and access of the collections. 

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