Alannah Hernandez, MA

Assistant Professor of Spanish

College of Arts and Sciences

Director of Academic Service Learning Center

Professor Hernandez teaches Diversity in American Society and Studies in Latin American Literature. As the director of the Service Learning Center, she connects Concordia-Chicago student with local agencies so students can engage in service to local community.

She is the faculty advisor to the Latino Student Union and students working on their senior projects. For more than 20 years, Professor Hernandez has taught Spanish to English speakers and English to Spanish speakers. She has also trained undergraduate students in medical Spanish, so they could perform Service Learning projects at medical clinics.

Professor Hernandez annually attends the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference as a presenter or chair panel, as well as the Midwest Modern Language Association as a presenter. She has been a member of Concordia’s faculty since 2007.  


  • MA, Comparative Literature, University of Illinois-Urbana; Urbana, Ill.
  • BA, English and Education, University of Puerto Rico

Academic and Professional Highlights


  • “The Long and Winding Road From the Old World to the New: Vampire Migrations in Carmen Boullosa’s Isabel” at "Vampires: Myths of the Past and the Future," at the University of London. Prof. Hernandez also chaired a panel at this conference entitled “Vampires of the Future.”

Areas of Research and Expertise

  • The Gothic in Hispanic Cultural Texts (literature & film)