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Adriela Fernandez

International Programs In Agriculture 

  • Assistant Director IPIA
765.494.4136
AGAD Room 1
615 W State St.
IPIA/AGAD
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053

Agricultural Economics 

  • Limited Term Lecturer

Curriculum Vitae

Adriela Fernández’s research and teaching center on education and development in Latin America, in particular the role of international education in promoting knowledge and development in the Twenty-First Century.  She has conducted research on the condition of the Latino population in the United States and utilizes web media as a vehicle for teaching in the global community.

Adriela Fernandez holds a B.S. degree in Economics from Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile, a M.S. degree in Agricultural Economics and a Ph.D. in Political Economy from Purdue University.  Dr. Fernandez teaches Economic Geography of Food and World Resources in the AGEC Department and is coordinating the School of Agriculture’s reengagement with Latin American at Purdue University. Prior to her current appointment she was an associate professor with tenure at Governors State University in Illinois where she coordinated the development of several academic programs, including Latin America and Latino Studies and Education Outreach programs to the Latino population in Chicago. In addition to her work as a member of the faculty at GSU, she worked for seven years at the Third World Conference Foundation as a member of the Conference Organizing Committee. At Purdue she coordinated the successful development of the Latin American and Latino studies program and the Asian American studies program in the college of Liberal Arts, before starting at IPIA. She serves as a permanent contributing editor to the Journal Latin American Perspectives.​ 

Selected Publications

Fernandez, Adriela and Marisol Vera (2014): Michelle Bachelet, la Concertación y el Fin de la Transición a la Democracia en Chileforthcoming, Special Editions, Cuarto Propio, Santiago, Chile.

Fernandez, Adriela and Marisol Vera eds. (2012): Michelle Bachelet The Last Concertación Government, Latin American Perspectives, Issue 185, July 2012 – Volume 39 – Number 4.

Fernandez, Adriela (2009): “At the State and the Nation’s Service: The Land Grant University in the 21st Century – Challenges and Possibilities” in Stephen Jeanetta and Corinne Valdivia (eds.Latinos in the Heartland. Cambio-Center: University of Missouri-Columbia.

Fernandez, Adriela (2003): Integrated Strategies for Recruitment and Retention of Minority Faculty and Students, in The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations, Volume 3. Article: Print (Spiral Bound), ISSN: 1447-9532, DC03-0011-2003. Article: Electronic (PDF File; 90.346KB), ISSN: 1447-9583, DC03-0011-2003.