Alexa Rodriguez

  • Assistant Professor of Education

Office Location

Ridley Hall 142
PO Box 400267
417 Emmet Street S
Charlottesville, VA 22903


Alexa Rodríguez is an assistant professor of education and a faculty affiliate for the Center for Race and Public Education in the South at EHD 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.


Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University, 2021
M.S. Ed., Johns Hopkins University, 2015
B.A., Fordham University, 2013

Curriculum Vitae


  • Latin America and US
  • Migration and diasporas
  • African diaspora
  • Nationalism and civic education
  • Cultural imperialism
  • Historical methodologies

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