Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, PhD

Assistant Professor

Iowa State University

Dr. Noreen Naseem Rodriguez

Speaking & Presenting

I have no upcoming presentations or speaking engagements at this time.

Writing & Publications

A list of previous presentations and publications, updated regularly. For upcoming events, please see above.

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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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When those who have power to name and to socially construct reality choose not to see you or hear you, whether you are dark-skinned, old, disabled, female, or speak with a different accent or dialect than theirs, when someone with the authority of a teacher, say, describes the world and you are not in it, there is a moment of psychic disequilibrium, as if you looked in to a mirror and saw nothing. Yet you know you exist and others like you, that this is a game with mirrors. It takes some strength of soul—and not just individual strength, but collective understanding—to resist this void, this nonbeing, into which you are thrust, and to stand up, demanding to be seen and heard.
- Adrienne Rich