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Title: Assistant Professor
Department: School of Education

Office: Lagomarcino 901 Stange Rd, Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 5361
Email: gabrielr@iastate.edu

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Research interests

  • Latinx Education
  • Urban-Suburban Education
  • Identity
  • Belonging
  • Youth Activism

Gabriel Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor at Iowa State University in the School of Education. His interdisciplinary research explores the relationship between educational inequality and race, specifically the interplay between the academic achievement, equality of opportunity, and the identities of Latinx youth and other youth of color in the context of demographically changing schools and communities. Rodriguez's qualitative research draws from anthropological and sociological perspectives in education as well as frameworks in critical youth studies and ethnic studies. Rodriguez's research has been supported by the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Speech Communication, a Master of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in Civic Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.