Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, PhD

Assistant Professor

Iowa State University

Dr. Noreen Naseem Rodriguez

Speaking & Presenting

See you at AERA in San Francisco - I've got four presentations on Saturday and Sunday! In June, I'll be at ESSES in Wilmington and the Children's Literature Association conference in Seattle.

I will be a keynote speaker at the annual conference of the American Reading Forum in December 2020. Stay tuned for details!

Writing & Publications

Click here for the webinar I did with Dr. Amanda Vickery in conjunction with Lee & Low Books about teaching slavery through children's literature.

2019 Publications

Rodríguez, N. N. & Salinas, C. S. (2019). "La lucha todavía no ha terminado/The struggle is not yet over: Teaching immigration through testimonio and difficult funds of knowledge. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 34(3), 136-149.

Rodríguez, N. N. & Kim, E. J. (2019). Asian and American and always becoming: The (mis)education of two Asian  American teachers. Oregon Journal of the Social Studies, 7(1), 67-81.

Naseem Rodríguez, N. (2019). Caught between two worlds: Asian American elementary teachers' enactment of Asian American history. Educational Studies, 55(2), 214-240.

Areas of Study

Latino History
Curriculum

Drawing from the work of Labbo & Field (1999) and Dr. Cinthia Salinas, each semester my undergraduate students compose journey boxes about Latino people, places, and events that are not included in...

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Asian American History
Curriculum

While people of color as a whole are barely visible in the traditional narrative of American history, Asian Americans are perhaps the most ignored minority group...

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Recommended Children's
Literature

I'm often asked for recommendations for children's literature. Each time this happens, I ask for specificity - what do you want to teach/focus on and who do you teach?

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A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
- James Baldwin