Dylan Rodríguez

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Dylan E. Rodríguez "is an Associate Professor at UC Riverside, where he began his teaching career in 2001. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned two B.A. degrees from Cornell University in Africana Studies (Magna Cum Laude) and the College Scholar Program, as well as a Concentration Degree in Asian American Studies. He was nationally recognized by Diverse magazine as one of its "Emerging Scholars" of 2006, and has been a Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellow.

"Dr. Rodríguez's political and intellectual work moves across the fields of critical race studies, radical social theory, and cultural studies, with focal attention to the intersections of race, state violence, and social movements. As an activist and scholar, he engages with different political sites and historical moments of struggle against global racism, white supremacy, and other forms of institutionalized dehumanization. He is a founding member of Critical Resistance: Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex, a national movement building collective that seeks to fulfill the social and historical vision of abolition, and has also worked closely with such organizations and scholarly collectives as INCITE!, the Critical Filipino and Filipina Studies Collective, and numerous student groups. Dr. Rodríguez is an Associate Editor of the journals Radical Philosophy Review and American Quarterly, and sits on the editorial boards of Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict, and World Order, and Human Architecture, among other journals.

"Prof. Rodríguez' first book, Forced Passages: Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and the U.S. Prison Regime was published in 2006 by the University of Minnesota Press, and his second book, Suspended Apocalypse: White Supremacy, Genocide, and the Filipino Condition will be published by the University of Minnesota Press in Fall 2009. His essays have appeared in such scholarly journals as Radical History Review, Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation, and Culture, Critical Sociology, The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, Social Justice: a Journal of Crime, Conflict, & World Order, and Scholar & Feminist Online. He has contributed chapters to such anthologies as Warfare in the American Homeland (ed. James) (Durham: Duke University Press, 2007), Positively No Filipinos Allowed (eds. Tiongson, Gutierrez, and Gutierrez) (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006), The Violence of Incarceration (eds. Scraton and McCulloch) (New York: Routledge, 2008), The Revolution Will Not Be Funded (Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2007), and What Lies Beneath: Katrina, Race, and the State of the Nation (Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2007).

"Prof. Rodríguez welcomes correspondence, and is available for a wide variety of speaking engagements. In addition to presenting papers at numerous conferences, including meetings of the American Studies Association, the Association for Asian American Studies, the Radical Philosophy Association, and the Organization of American Historians, he has also delivered keynote and plenary lectures at campuses across the country, including Brown University, Bowdoin College, the University of Oregon, the University of Illinois, Stanford University, New College of San Francisco, and SUNY Binghamton. Dr. Rodríguez has been interviewed by a number of print and broadcast media outlets, including KPFA (Berkeley, CA), KPFK (Los Angeles, CA), KPOO (San Francisco, CA) and The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA)." [1]

His PhD thesis was titled "Collisions at the wall : radical U.S. prison intellectuals and the crisis of knowledge".

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  1. Dylan Rodríguez, UC Riverside, accessed August 14, 2009.