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Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández

Executive Director of the Mills Institute


Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández is a recognized author, educator, researcher, and speaker on transnational feminisms, critical race studies, and Latinx studies. She joined Northeastern University as the inaugural executive director of the Mills Institute in December 2022. 

Previously, Guidotti-Hernández served as professor of English, history, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Emory University, a Charles Warren Center for American History fellow at Harvard University, and a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin. While at UT Austin, she led the creation—and served as the inaugural department chair—of the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies. Her other administrative roles at UT Austin included grant authorship and directorship of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program and as associate director of the Center for Mexican American Studies. 

Guidotti-Hernández is the author of two award-winning books: Unspeakable Violence: Remapping U.S. and Mexican National Imaginaries and Archiving Mexican Masculinities in Diaspora. She has published in journals such as Women’s Studies International ForumELNSocial TextAmerican QuarterlyCultural DynamicsFeminist FormationsThe Latin Americanist, and Latino Studies; she also writes regularly for Ms. Magazine.

Guidotti-Hernández received her doctorate and Master of Arts from Cornell University and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz. 

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