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Title: Assistant Professor
Department: School of Education

Office: 1720C Lagomarcino, Ames, IA 50011-1041
Phone number: +1 (515) 2943315
Email: nrdz@iastate.edu

Research interests

  • Culturally relevant and sustaining elementary social studies education
  • Broadening understandings of citizenship with young learners
  • Critical uses of diverse children's literature and YA
  • Asian American & Latinx pre- and in-service teachers
  • Asian American history
  • Critical race theory
  • Asian critical race theory


2017    Ph.D.      University of Texas at Austin; Curriculum & Instruction

            Dissertation Title: Hidden in History: Examining Asian American Elementary Teachers' Enactment of Asian American History; Cinthia Salinas, advisor

2010    M.Ed.      University of Texas at Austin; Bilingual/Bicultural Education

2004    B.S.        University of Texas at Austin; Applied Learning & Development, Spanish, Linguistics


2017–present    Assistant Professor, School of Education, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

2013–2017        Assistant Instructor, College of Education, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 

2010–2013        Elementary bilingual teacher, Brentwood Elementary, Austin, TX  

2005–2010        Elementary bilingual teacher, Dawson Elementary, Austin, TX


Rodríguez, N. N. (2020). "This is why nobody knows who you are": (Counter)Storiesof Southeast Asian Americans in the Midwest. Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/10714413.2020.1757377

Dahlen, S. P. & Rodríguez, N. N. (2020). Asian Pacific American showcase. School Library Journal, 66(5), 39-41.

Rodríguez, N. N. & Salinas, C. S. (2019). "La lucha todavía no ha terminado/The struggle is not yet over: Teaching immigration through testimonio and difficult funds of knowledge. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 34(3), 136-149

Rodríguez, N. N. & Kim, E. J. (2019). Asian and American and always becoming: The (mis)education of two Asian American teachers. Oregon Journal of the Social Studies, 7(1), 67-81.

Naseem Rodríguez, N. (2019). Caught between two worlds: Asian American elementary teachers' enactment of Asian American history. Educational Studies, 55(2), 214-240. doi: 10.1080/00131946.2018.1467320

Rodríguez, N. N. & Kim, E. J. (2018). In search of mirrors: An Asian Critical Race Theory content analysis of Asian American picturebooks from 2007-2017. Journal of Children's Literature, 44(2), 16-33

Rodríguez, N. N. (2018). Avoiding the single story: The need to critically examine children's literature and Asian and Asian American stereotypes. Literacy Today, July/August, pp. 34-35. 

Rodríguez, N. N. (2018). From margins to center: Developing cultural citizenship education through the teaching of Asian American history. Theory & Research in Social Education. doi:10.1080/00933104.2018.1432432

Nie, P. & Rodríguez, N. N. (2018). Asian Americans and the Civil Rights Movement. In W. G. Blankenship (Ed.), Teaching the Struggle for Civil Rights. New York: Peter Lang.

Rodríguez, N. N. & Ip, R. (2017). Hidden in History: (Re)Constructing Asian American history in elementary social studies classrooms. In S. B. Shear, C. M. Tschida, E. Bellows, L. B. Buchanan, & E. E. Saylor (Eds.), (Re)Imagining Elementary Social Studies: A Controversial Issues Reader (pp. 319-340). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Rodríguez, N. N. (2017). Not All Terrorists: A teacher educator's approach to teaching against Islamophobia and for religious tolerance. In S. B. Shear, C. M. Tschida, E. Bellows, L. B. Buchanan, & E. E. Saylor (Eds.), (Re)Imagining Elementary Social Studies: A Controversial Issues Reader (pp. 129-152). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Rodríguez, N. N. (2017). "But they didn't do nothin' wrong!": Teaching about Japanese American Incarceration. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 30(2), 17-23.

Salinas, C., Fránquiz, M., & Naseem Rodríguez, N. (2016). Writing Latina/o historical narratives: Narratives at the intersection of critical historical inquiry and LatCrit. The Urban Review, 48(3), 419-439.

Rodríguez, N. N. (2015). Teaching Angel Island through historical empathy and poetry. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 27(3), 22-25.

Salinas, C., Naseem Rodríguez, N., & Ayala Lewis, B. (2015). The Tejano History Curriculum Project: Creating a Space for Authoring Tejanas/os into the Social Studies Curriculum. Bilingual Research Journal, 38(2), 1-18. 


2019    Children's Literature Assembly Early Career Award, National Council of Teachers of English

2017    Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award, National Council of the Social Studies

            Frederick Eby Research Prize in Humanistic Studies in Education, The University of Texas at Austin

            OZY Educator Award (www.ozy.com)

2010    Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist, Austin Independent School District, Austin, TX.

            Teacher of the Year, Dawson Elementary, Austin Independent School District, Austin, TX.