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


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.


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

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

Makibaka! (Struggle)!

Drawing from research and my own experiences as an activist, this workshop focuses on student, antiracism and immigrant rights activism locally, nationally and globally. Learn organizing tools for struggles your organization is engaging in.

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.

I have taught/lectured at many campuses around the country and around world.

  • Ateneo de Manila, Philippines
  • Goethe University, Germany
  • Humboldt University, Germany
  • Kassel University, Germany
  • University of Vienna, Austria
  • McGill University, Canada
  • University of British Columbia, Canada
  • University of Alberta, Canada
  • Wilfred Laurier, Canada
  • York University, Canada
  • Oxford University, United Kingdom
  • University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

In the United States:

  • Barnard College
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell 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 California, San Diego
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • 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