Christine Hernández

Curator of Special Collections

Christine Hernández
  • Name
    Christine Hernández
  • Phone
    (504)247-1829
  • Email
  • Department
    The Latin American Library

Primary Responsibilities

The Curator of Special Collections is responsible for the organization, cataloging, preservation, and access to the LAL’s rare books, manuscripts, photograph, maps, and ephemeral materials. She also coordinates digitization projects and assists with collection development, reference duties, and long-term planning for preservation and access to the collections.

About Christine Hernández

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.