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Sophia Rodriguez

University of Maryland

Sophia Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor in the Urban Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Rodriguez's interdisciplinary scholarship, drawing on tools from education and sociology, asks questions about the social and cultural contexts of education policy and practice. Her integrated research agenda addresses issues related to racial equity, urban education and policy, and centralizes minoritized youth voices. Her longitudinal projects utilize mixed-methods and ethnographic designs to investigate how community-school partnerships, teachers, and school-based mental health professionals promote equity and advocate for undocumented, unaccompanied (im)migrant and refugee youth. Her scholarly work has appeared in Anthropology & Education Quarterly, Educational Policy, Sociology of Race & Ethnicity, Teachers College Record and Urban Education.