Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol, the Levin, Mabie & Levin Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and an affiliate professor at the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies and the Center for Latin American Studies, teaches international law, international human rights, and specialized, interdisciplinary, graduate seminars on human rights including Women in the Americas and Trade and Human Rights in the Americas. She is the faculty advisor to the Florida Journal of International Law, and a permanent member of the planning committee of the Annual Conference on Legal and Policy Issues in the Americas. Her writing focuses on international human rights and her particular interests lie in exploring issues of gender, race, culture and language. She has urged the use of human rights norms in domestic fora in order to promote the rights of women and racial/ethnic/linguistic minorities.
Professor Hernández-Truyol is a founding member of LatCrit, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation with consultative status in the United Nations Economic and Social Council, that aims to develop a critical and inter-disciplinary discourse on law and policy towards Latinas/os, and to foster both the development of coalitional theory and practice. Professor Hernández-Truyol, has published numerous works in which she examines the condition of Latinas/os in the United States, Latinas in the Hemisphere, and women around the world.
She travels abroad frequently to promote and discuss human and civil rights matters and serves on the boards of various interdisciplinary journals, and on numerous committees and advisory boards of professional organizations and associations.