BiographyMarc Rodriguez received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, his M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and a Juris Doctor, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 2001-2004 he was Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University, where he also served as the Executive Secretary of the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies. In 2004, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Clements Center for Southwestern Studies at Southern Methodist University. Rodriguez was Assistant Professor of History, Law, and American Studies at the University of Notre Dame from 2004-2012 where he was also a fellow of the Institute for Latino Studies. In 2013-2014, Rodriguez served as the Director of the Civil Rights Heritage Center at Indiana University-South Bend.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Rodriguez is Associate Professor of History and Managing Editor of the Pacific Historical Review at Portland State University. In 2012, he was awarded the NACCS Tejas Nonfiction Book Award, National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, Tejas Foco, for his book The Tejano Diaspora: Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin (University of North Carolina Press, 2011).
Dr. Rodriguez' most recent book, Rethinking the Chicano Movement (Routledge Press, 2015), is a synthetic history of the Mexican American civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s.