Sonia Baez-Hernandez, MFA, is a visual artist, filmmaker, scholar, human rights advocate and most recent artist-in-residence for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) from Miami, FL. Baez-Hernandez most recently produced an award-winning film, “Territories of the Breast,” that courageously explores difficult questions about human rights and healthcare.
Puerto Rican and Dominican by heritage, migrant by choice, her work dwells at the border of aesthetics, critical theory, immigrant experiences, health care as a human right, and embodiment. As an ACSJL Visiting Fellow (Spring 2013), Baez-Hernandez focused on art, gender, cancer health disparities, and notions of access and citizenship. She curated an exhibition titled “Embodiment and the Medical Gaze.” As an activist survivor of breast cancer, much of Baez-Hernandez’ work is centered on the political economy of healthcare and health disparities.