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

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...


Asian American History

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...


Recommended Children's

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?


We must be the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi