Texas Tech University

Rodolfo Hernandez

Research Scientist

Email: Rodolfo.Hernandez@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-XXXX

Office: 212  Holden Hall

Address: Department of Geosciences, Mail Stop 1053, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053

Curriculum Vitae
Rodolofo Hernandez


  • B.A. Anthropology from Universidad de Los Andes (Bogota, Colombia, 2006). 
  • Spec. Multimedia Design from Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogot√°, Colombia, 2008).  
  • M.A. Philosophy of Science and Technology from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan, China, 2012). 
  • Ph.D. Philosophy from the Institute of Science, Technology, and Society, Tsinghua University (Beijing, China, 2017). 


  • Environmental governance 
  • Social appropriation of science 
  • Compound hazards 
I am an anthropologist who works on the intersection of environmental governance and the social appropriation of science and technology. My research trajectory expands internationally (USA, China, and Colombia) on topics about air quality and public participation, socioenvironmental territorial planning, and compound natural hazards. I have joined policy-making processes through my expertise in the public engagement of science. I am involved in initiatives addressing the communication and response of Hispanic and Latinx communities to natural hazards during hurricanes. I co-lead Clackers, a collective that fosters better science communication practices across engineering and scientific communities. 

Synergistic Activities

Co-Director of the Risk and Equity in Disaster (RED) Lab, Texas Tech University 

Member of the AMS Committee for Hispanic and Latinx Advancement (CHALA)