Alexa Rodriguez

Alexa Rodriguez

Alexa Rodríguez is a Mellon Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. Her research examines schools, migration, and the formation of racial and national identities in both Latin America and in the United States. Rodríguez 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 racial, class, and national identity during the early twentieth century. She received her Ph.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University and is a former dissertation fellow for the National Academy of Education and Spencer Foundation.