Publications & Presentations

Falkner, A. & Rodríguez, N. N. (Accepted). Rocking and rolling: Supporting curiosity and inquiry in early social studies. YC Young Children.

Hawkman, A., Rodríguez, N. N., Shear, S. B., & Perkins, A.* (2024). The greatest lie(s) ever told: Rush Limbaugh and the white supremacist blueprint in middle grades historical fiction. Theory & Research in Social Education, 52(1), 33-65https://doi.org/10.1080/00933104.2023.2245784

Brown, M. G., Rodríguez, N. N., & Updegraff, A.* (2023). We need a curricular cooperative: Envisioning a future beyond Teachers Paying Teachers. Learning, Media and Technology, 48(2), 310-323. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2023.2185254

Swalwell, K., Rodríguez, N. N., Updegraff, A.,* & Winters, L.* (2023). Distracting, erasing, and othering: A critical analysis of the Teachers Pay Teachers Teach for Justice Collection. Harvard Educational Review, 93, 104-130.

Rodríguez, N. N., Brown, M. G., Vickery, A. E. & Updegraff, A.* (2023). Faceless clip art and exceptionalist narratives: Developing elementary preservice teachers' critical race media literacy through analysis of online platforms. Teaching and Teacher Education,124, 1-12.

Rodríguez, N. N., Falkner, A., & Bohl, L. T. (2022). Reading beyond the book with primary sources. The Reading Teacher, 75(6), 749-754. 

Rodríguez, N. N. (2022). Social studies comes alive: Using diverse children’s literature and primary sources to teach social studies. Literacy Today, April/May, 50-51.

Rodríguez, N. N. & An, S. (2022). Asian American narratives in U.S. history and contemporary society. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 34(3), 2.

Rodríguez, N. N. (2021). Moving Asian American history from the margins to the middle in elementary social studies classrooms. Annals of Social Studies Education Research for Teachers, 2(3), 35-42.

Rodríguez, N. N., & de los Ríos, C. (2021). Uplifting multiracial and translingual childhoods in the envisioning of anti-racist schooling: Reflections from two MamiProfas. Multicultural Perspectives, 23(3), 143-148.

Rodríguez, N. N., Enriquez, G., Sambolin-Morales, A., & Torres, A. (2021). In dialogue: Literacy and imperialism: The Filipinx and Puerto Rican Experience. Research in the Teaching of English, 56(2), 223-230.

Rodríguez, N. N. & Swalwell, K. (2021). Social Studies for a Better World: An Anti-Oppressive Approach for Elementary Educators. WW Norton.

Vickery, A. E. & Rodríguez, N. N. (2021). "A woman question and a race problem": Attending to intersectionality in children's literature about women in the long civil rights movement. The Social Studies, 112(2), 57-62. https://doi.org/10.1080/00377996.2020.1809979

Rodríguez, N. N. (2020). "Invisibility is not a natural state for anyone": (Re)Constructing narratives of Japanese American incarceration in elementary classrooms. Curriculum Inquiry, 50(4), 309-329. https://doi.org/10.1080/03626784.2020.1831369

Rodríguez, N. N. (2020). Focus on friendship or fights for civil rights? The challenges of teaching Japanese American incarceration with The Bracelet. Bank Street Occasional Papers, 44(Article 6), 48-59.

Rodríguez, N., Brown, M., & Vickery, A. (2020). Pinning for profit? Examining elementary preservice teachers’ critical analysis of online social studies resources about Black history. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 20(3), 497-528. https://citejournal.org/volume-20/issue-3-20/social-studies/pinning-for-profit-examining-elementary-preservice-teachers-critical-analysis-of-online-social-studies-resources-about-black-history/

Rodríguez, N. N. & Vickery, A. E. (2020). Much bigger than a hamburger: Problematizing picturebook depictions of youth activism in the Civil Rights Movement. International Journal of Multicultural Education, 22(2), 109-128. http://dx.doi.org/10.18251/ijme.v22i2.2243

Rodríguez, N. N. (2020). "This is why nobody knows who you are": (Counter)Stories of 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. (Special issue: Curriculum theorizing in the post-truth era).

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

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

Naseem Rodríguez, N. & Ip, R. (2018). “Hidden in History: (Re)Constructing Asian American history in elementary social studies classrooms.”  Book chapter in (Re)Imagining Elementary Social Studies: A Controversial Issues Reader.

Naseem Rodríguez, N. (2018). "Not All Terrorists: A teacher educator's approach to teaching against Islamophobia and for religious tolerance." Book chapter in (Re)Imagining Elementary Social Studies: A Controversial Issues Reader.

Rodríguez, N. N. (2017).  "They didn't do nothing wrong!" Teaching Japanese American incarceration. Social Studies & the Young Learner, 30(2), 17-23.

Naseem Rodríguez, N. (2017). Elementary social studies lessons using The Arrival and Inside Out and Back Again. Notable Books, Notable Lessons.  Washington, D.C.: National Council of the Social Studies.

Salinas, C., Naseem Rodríguez, N., & Blevins, B. (2017). English language learners and the social studies.  The Handbook of Social Studies Research. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. 

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.

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.  DOI: 10.1080/15235882.2015.1066275

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

PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES & OTHER PRESENTATIONS

2022

  • Elementary Social Studies Education Summit
  • Annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, CA
  • Annual conference of the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), Denver, CO
  • SXSW Edu conference, Austin, TX

2021

  • Elementary Social Studies Education Summit - VIRTUAL DUE TO COVID-19
  • Annual meeting of the Children's Literature Association - VIRTUAL DUE TO COVID-19
  • Annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) - VIRTUAL DUE TO COVID-19

2020

  • Annual conference of the National Council of the Social Studies (NCSS), VIRTUAL DUE TO COVID-19
  • Annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Elementary Social Studies Education Summit, Wilmington, NC - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
  • Annual meeting of the Children's Literature Association, Bellevue, WA - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
  • Annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

2019

  • Teaching Black History conference, Columbia, MO
  • Free Minds Free People, Minneapolis, MN
  • History and Racial Literacy Conference, New York, NY
  • Inaugural Elementary Social Studies Education Summit, Wilmington, NC
  • Annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY
  • Annual conference of the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), Madison, WI

2018

  • Teaching Black History conference, Columbia, MO
  • College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of the annual conference of the National Council of the Social Studies (NCSS), Chicago, IL
  • Annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY

2017

  • College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of the annual conference of the National Council of the Social Studies (NCSS), San Francisco, CA
  • University of Northern Iowa Ed Summit, Cedar Falls, IA
  • Teacher Diversity Matters Symposium, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
  • Annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX

2016

  • Teaching Asian American history with children’s literature.  Power presentation at the annual conference of the National Council of the Social Studies (NCSS), Washington, D.C. 

  • East goes West: (Re)constructing Asian American histories in elementary classrooms. Paper presentation at the Scholars of Color Forum, College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of the annual conference of the National Council of the Social Studies (NCSS), Washington, D.C. (accepted for November 2016)
  • Teaching Local Asian American History (with Phonshia Nie, Austin History Center). Invited session at Social Studies Institute, Austin Independent School District, Austin, TX.
  • Chinese Laborers in the American West. "Awesome Americans" series for social studies teachers, Austin Independent School District, Austin, TX.
  • Where are you REALLY from?  An AsianCrit Examination of Asian American Elementary Teachers.  Panel presentation at the Cultural Studies in Education (CSE) conference, Austin, TX.

  • Revealing Hidden Histories: Asian American Teachers’ Approaches to Teaching Asian American History in Elementary Schools. Roundtable session at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, D.C.

  • The Tejano History Curriculum Project: Creating a Space for Authoring Tejanas/os into the Social Studies Curriculum (with Cinthia Salinas). Symposium at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, D.C.

2015

  • ELLs in the Social Studies: Eight Strategies that Improve Instruction presentation at the annual conference of the National Council of the Social Studies (NCSS), New Orleans, LA.
  • Conducting Elementary Social Studies Research in Schools: Challenges and Possibilities, Roundtable Presentation (with Dr. Katherina Payne), College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of the National Council of the Social Studies (NCSS)
  • ELLs in the Social Studies: Eight Strategies that Improve Instruction (with Dr. Cinthia Salinas), Featured Workshop, National Council of the Social Studies (NCSS)
  • Latina bilingual teachers and Nuestras historias: Using critical historical inquiry in constructing other narratives (with Dr. Cinthia Salinas & Dr. María Fránquiz),  "Identity and Remembrance in History Education" Paper Session, SIG-Teaching History, American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Perceptions in the Aftermath: A Case Study of a South Asian American Educator’s Instructional Unit on Terrorism, “Equity and Issues of Ethnicity in Schools” Roundtable, SIG-Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class and Gender in Education, American Educational Research Association (AERA) 
  • (E)Merging Identities: A Case Study of Asian American Pre-Service Teachers, Poster Session, Division K - Teaching and Teacher Education/Division K - Section 3: Teachers’ and Teacher Educators’ Lives: Lived Experiences, Identities, Socialization and Development, American Educational Research Association (AERA) 
  • Beyond Black & White: Teaching Latino Civil Rights in Bilingual and Dual Language Classrooms (with Dr. Cinthia Salinas)National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
  • ELLs in the Social Studies workshop (with Dr. Cinthia Salinas), Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Winter Meeting

2014

  • Who are Asians?  Examining Cultural Narratives in an Elementary Classroom, "Multicultural Perspectives in Education" Graduate RoundtableCollege and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of the National Council of the Social Studies (NCSS) 
  • Troubling Traditional Citizenship: Using a sociocultural lens in preparing teachers’ critical understandings (with Dr. Cinthia Salinas), College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of the National Council of the Social Studies (NCSS)
  • Social Justice Educators Integrating Language Arts and Social Studies Curriculum (with Lucia Cardenas Curiel), Sylvia & Aki Symposium, American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Beyond Black & White Civil Rights: Teaching El Movimiento (with Dr. Cinthia Salinas)¡Adelante! Conference for Bilingual/Dual Language Educators

2013

  • Tejano History Curriculum Project: Fourth Graders Becoming Historians in Bilingual Classrooms (with Dr. María Fránquiz, Dr. Cinthia Salinas, Brenda Lewis and Adeli Ynostroza), National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

2012

  • Tejano History Curriculum Project: “Kids like me didn’t know we had all these things to be proud of” (with Dr. María Fránquiz, Dr. Cinthia Salinas, Brenda Lewis and Adeli Ynostroza), Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE)
  • We are the Campeones: Integrating Fourth Grade Literacy & Fine Arts through Lucha Libre.  Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE), (with author/illustrator Xavier Garza) San Antonio Area Association for Bilingual Education (SAAABE), and ¡Adelante! Conference for Bilingual/Dual Language Educators 

2010

  • Empowering Research: One teacher’s study of her school’s tutoring practices, Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE)
A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
- James Baldwin