College of Natural & Social Sciences|
Department of Chicano Studies
Office: King Hall A3048
Phone: (323) 343-2198
FAX: (323) 343-5609
Richard T. Rodríguez was born and raised in Santa Ana, California.
He earned his B.A. in English from the University of California,
Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness from the University of California,
Santa Cruz. Prior to teaching at Cal State L.A., he was a lecturer in
Ethnic Studies and English at Cal State Hayward, and in American Studies at UC
Santa Cruz. His research, teaching,
and writing are grounded in Chicano/a cultural studies, with particular interests in
film and media studies, literature, visual arts, popular and mass culture, social and cultural
theory, and comparative ethnic and gender
Professor Rodríguez's teaching interests reflect his training as an interdisciplinary scholar.
He also believes the classroom should function as a space in which to engage the
socio-political forces that inform individual and collective histories and everyday lives.
Dr. Rodríguez's current research interests focus on the intersections of class, race,
colonial and post-colonial discourses; and Chicano/a working-class identities and community formations. His
book on the discourse of
the family, and its attachments to masculinity and nationalism in Chicano
cultural production, is under contract with Duke University Press. He is
also editing a collection of writings by and about pioneer Chicano
filmmaker and media activist Jesús Salvador Treviño.
National Association for Chicana and
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Modern Language Association
American Studies Association
REPRESENTATIVE PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
||"The Verse of the Godfather." In Velvet
Barrios: Popular Culture & Chicana/o Sexualities, ed. Alicia Gaspar de
Alba. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
||"Film in the United States." In
Mexico and the United States, ed. Lee Stacy.
Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish.
||"Serial Kinship: Representing La Familia in Early
Chicano Publications." In Aztlan: A Journal of
||"A Home Movie for Elizabeth: A Review of Hannah
Weyer's La Boda." In Noticias de NACCS: Newsletter for
the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies
||"Gender, Genealogy, and Counter-Memory:
Remembering Latina/o Cultural Histories." (Exhibition Essay.) In Gender,
Genealogy, and Counter-Memory, MACLA, San José, California
|Spring, 2000; 2003
||"On the Subject of Gang Photography." In
Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies; Reprinted in Gangs and Society: Alternative Perspectives, eds. L. Kontos,
L. Barrios, and D. Brotherton. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.
||Review of Urban Exile: Collected Writings of
Harry Gamboa Jr., edited by Chon A. Noriega.
In Theatre Journal
(Special issue on Latino Performance)
||"Serial Kinship: Representing the Family in
Early Chicano Publications." Paper delivered at the Center
for Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
||"Photographic Counter Memories: Reframing
Family Scenes." Paper delivered at the National Association for
Chicana and Chicano Studies, Portland, Oregon
||"ScopoFamilia: Visual Communities and Chicano/a Cultural Production." Paper delivered at Chicano
Cultural Production: The Third Wave, University of California, Irvine
||"The Verse of the Godfather: Nationalism and Masculinity in Chicano Working-Class Popular Culture." Paper
delivered at the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, San
||"Who's Shooting Who?" Paper delivered
at Visible Evidence VI: Sixth Annual Documentary Film Conference, San
Francisco State University
||"On the Subject of Gang
Photography." Paper delivered at Latinos in California,
Ph.D. History of Consciousness (2000)
University of California,
B.A. English (1993)
University of California,
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