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

Alexa Rodríguez is an assistant professor and a faculty affiliate for the Center for Race and Public Education in the South at the University of Virginia as well as at the Edmund W. Gordon Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research examines schools, migration, and the formation of racial and national identities in both Latin America and in the United States. She is currently working on a book manuscript, “Crafting Dominicanidad” (forthcoming with University of North Carolina Press), an intellectual history that examines how Dominicans used public schools to articulate and circulate competing notions of racial, class, and national identity during the early twentieth century. Her work has been published in History of Education, History of Education Quarterly, Latino Studies, Caribbean Studies, City & State New York, Clio and the Contemporary, and the blog of the History of Education Society in the UK.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Strictly Facts: A Guide to Caribbean History and Culture Podcast:
Country Focus
Dominican Republic, USA
Expertise by Geography
Caribbean, Latin America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Higher Ed, Local & Regional, Public History, World War I