Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, PhD

Assistant Professor
Michigan State University

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Dr. Noreen Naseem Rodriguez

NEWS & UPDATES

Book tour dates coming soon! This spring/summer, I'll be presenting at:

  • March 22-23: Michigan State University's Asian Pacific American Symposium (East Lansing, MI)
  • April 6: CSU Sacramento's Multicultural Education conference (virtual panel)
  • April: American Educational Research Association conference (Philadelphia, PA - multiple presentations)
  • April 26: Association for Asian American Studies conference (Seattle, WA)
  • May 16-18: Critical Inquiry in Social Studies conference (Denton, TX)
  • May 30-31: Transformational Equity Experience (Centennial, CO)
  • June: Social Studies Education Consortium conference (Morocco)

My most recent webinar, Teaching Asian American Narratives through Children's Literature sponsored by the 1990 Institute, can be viewed here.

Publications & Presentations

My latest book, Teaching Asian America in Elementary Classrooms, is co-authored with Sohyun An and Esther Kim and was published on December 1 by Routledge. Learn more about it and request an event at teachingasianamerica.com. Here's what people have said about the book:"Teaching Asian America in Elementary Classrooms is a critically important book that I wish my son's teachers had read. If you teach Asian American children or want to understand Asian American education at the elementary level, you need this incredible book."

"Teaching Asian America in Elementary Classrooms is a critically important book that I wish my son's teachers had read. If you teach Asian American children or want to understand Asian American education at the elementary level, you need this incredible book." — Wayne Au, Professor, UW Bothell School of Educational Studies and Rethinking Schools editor
"This book is a vital tool in helping teachers tell the story of Asian America. It is the story of America itself, and it deserves to be shared with every student, at every age, all year round." — Christina Soontornvat, three-time Newbery Honor recipient
This book offers a place to enter when inquiring about Asian and Asian Americans with the full complexity of those categorical markers. With both examples and a humility on the part of the authors, readers are invited into an often invisiblized reality in the U.S. that have always been connected to Asian American organizing for rights over the past two centuries. – Leigh Patel, Professor, University of Pittsburgh

My first book, co-authored with Katy Swalwell, is Social Studies for a Better World: An Anti-Oppressive Approach for Elementary Educators (Routledge) and is available as an audiobook. We are currently working on a second edition as well as a secondary version with the brilliant Delandrea Hall. My co-edited volume with Amanda Vickery, Critical Race Theory and Social Studies Futures: From the Nightmare of Racial Realism to Dreaming Out Loud (Teachers College Press), features phenomenal educators and scholars including Sohyun An, Christina Villarreal, Christopher Busey, Tran Templeton, and many more!

Recent Open Access Publications

For whom should America’s gates be open? An immigration inquiry about Chinese in the 1800s & Angel Island

What does a U.S. citizen “look like”? What does it mean to be loyal to your country? Two civics inquiries about Japanese American incarceration

Who’s responsible for the food on my plate?

Focus on Friendship or Fights for Civil Rights? Teaching the Difficult History of Japanese American Incarceration through The Bracelet

Much Bigger Than a Hamburger: Disrupting Problematic Picturebook Depictions of the Civil Rights Movement

Pinning for Profit? Examining Elementary Preservice Teachers’ Critical Analysis of Online Social Studies Resources About Black History

Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.
- Neil Gaiman