Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, PhD
Assistant Professor
Iowa State University

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Thank you for visiting my website. To see materials from a recent presentation, please click on the Publications and Presentations link above.  If you have lessons/resources on Asian American/Latino history you'd like to share, please contact me!

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

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