Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, PhD

Assistant Professor
Michigan State University


Dr. Noreen Naseem Rodriguez


Fall 2023 conference presentations:

  • NCTE, Nov. 17: Build Your Stack - Pairing Primary Sources in PK-2
  • NCTE, Nov. 18: Teaching Asian America in Elementary Classrooms 
  • CUFA, Nov. 30: Grad Forum Discussant; Frameworks for Truth-Telling Pedagogy in K-12 Social Studies Methods
  • NCSS, Dec. 1: The Heart of the Classroom: Articulating and Supporting Critical Early Childhood Social Studies
  • NCSS, Dec. 2: Teaching Asian America in Elementary Classrooms 

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

Check out the webinar I participated in about the Politics of Citation in Critical Scholarship, hosted by the AERA Social Studies Research SIG and CUFA's Scholars of Color Forum.

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

Publications & Presentations

My latest book, Teaching Asian America in Elementary Classrooms, is co-authored with Sohyun An and Esther Kim and will be published on December 1 by Routledge. Pre-order here.

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 first 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

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
- Audre Lorde