Martha Hernández-Martínez (She/Ella/Her/Hers)

Director of Research and Capacity Building

“Because my elders have worked to open this path for people like me, I am here, now it is my responsibility to honor their work and make sure that the path remains open, and we can continue the march to reach the place that offers dignity, integrity, and justice for all.” 

She has worked for the last twenty years with Latino immigrants in Minnesota on issues related to affordable housing, and access to education. Her research focuses on intimate partner violence (IPV), Masculinities, human trafficking, sexual violence, and the impact of public policies on women’s lives. She holds a Master in Public Affairs from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota with a concentration in Women’s International Human Rights and Development Policy and a License in Psychology from the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua.  She has published articles on Women & Therapy, Psychology of Violence, Journal of Family Violence, Latino Psychology Today, Hispanic Health Care International.

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