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University of Virginia
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history of education, citizenship, schools, education
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About Me

Alexa Rodriguez is a Mellon Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Virginia. She recently completed her Ph.D. in History and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her dissertation, “’For the Prosperity of the Nation’: Education and the US Occupation of the Dominican Republic, 1916-1924” uses historical methods to examine the 1916 US occupation of the Dominican Republic to study how US and Dominican stakeholders used public schools to disseminate their notions of Dominican citizenship. She is currently working on a book manuscript, Crafting Dominicanidad, a transnational and intellectual history that examines how Dominican stakeholders used public schools to articulate and circulate competing notions of Dominican citizenship during the early twentieth century. 

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Dominican Republic, USA
Expertise by Geography
Caribbean, Latin America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
7, 8
Expertise by Topic
Higher Ed, Local & Regional, Public History, World War I