teach

I teach at a university, but I am committed to taking my courses off-campus and offering them to broader publics.

I try to bring style, substance and humor into the lecture hall. I am committed to connecting with my audiences and inspiring people to be critical thinkers who will work for social justice. Through my work in the community as an activist and organizer, my workshops and lectures aim to balance theory and practice.

I will guide you through the Filipino experience specifically as well as the Asian experience more broadly in the U.S. and globally. I take a sociological approach, that is, I situate these experiences within the contexts of history, the economy, politics, and culture.

My classes and workshops focus on the interplay between self and society, biography and history; I help you to understand your own personal identity through connecting it to a collective experience of inequality, displacement, and struggles for justice.

But don’t expect your typical classroom or workshop experience, I bring style and substance to the lecture hall, leaving attendees energized and inspired.

Learn With Professor Rodriguez

Classes

I typically teach an introductory course on the Asian American Contemporary Issues as well as an upper-division course on the Filipino Contemporary Experience. Other courses I teach include Asian American Politics and Activism, Asian American Legal History, Asians & Latinos: Comparative Perspectives and more.
Do initial self-study on the Filipino American Experience Click Here. You can also listen to podcasts of the course: Click Here.

Workshops

Filipinos for Sale? How the Philippines Exports Workers to the World:

Based on my 15 years of global research, this lecture explains why the Philippine government’s most profitable export is its people.

“Know History; Know Self/No History; No Self”: The Filipino/American Experience

Never got a chance to learn (or teach) about the Filipino-American/Philippine-U.S. experience? This lecture/workshop is for you. If you’d like to do your own self-study Click Here.

Makibaka! (Struggle)

Drawing from historical research and my own experiences as an activist, this workshop focuses on Filipinos’ struggles for rights and representation around the world. Learn the tools to engage in local and/or campus initiatives.

Brown Woman in the Ivory Tower

In this workshop I discuss my experiences as a woman of color working in academia, and offer
strategies to those who are dealing with marginalization as people of color in their respective
fields of study and work. See here for information on work I’ve done promoting the advancement of women of color in the academy.

For Updates & Bookings

I have taught/lectured at many campuses around the country and around world. Please click on a title below to see a list of  universities.

  • International Universities
    Ateneo de Manila, Philippines
    Goethe University, Germany
    Humboldt University, Germany
    Kassel University, Germany
    McGill University, Canada
    University of British Columbia, Canada
    University of Albert, Canada
    Wilfred Laurier, Canada
    Oxford University, United Kingdom
    University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
    University of Vienna, Austria
  • United States Universiteis
    Barnard College
    Brooklyn Law School
    College of Mount Saint Vincent
    Columbia University
    Dartmouth College
    Middlebury College
    Oberlin College
    Ohio State University
    Portland State University
    Ramapo College
    Rutgers University
    Sarah Lawrence College
    University of Arizona
    University of California, Berkeley
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    University of Illinois
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Washington

“The way in which she balances her academic research teaching commitments, political activism, and personal interactions is probably among the best models I have seen among the many API scholars I have encountered throughout my years within academia.” – Anthony C. Ocampo,  PhD Assistant Professor of Sociology, Cal Poly Pomona