Congratulations to Dr. Sophia Rodriguez in the UNCG SOE’s Educational Leadership and Cultural Development department who was invited to present her findings from her longitudinal mixed-methods project (2016-2019) at The Johns Hopkins University School of Education this month as part of JHU’s Schoolhouse Talk! series. Dr. Rodriguez’s project examines a library-school district partnership program seeking to increase belonging for newcomer migrant youth, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. 
 
As a sociologist of education and an assistant professor of educational foundations, Dr. Rodriguez examines the social and cultural contexts of education policy and practice, and teaches graduate courses related to immigrant youth and education, critical and social theory, and research methodology. Her two current longitudinal projects—funded by the Spencer Foundation (2018-20) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (2016-19)—utilize mixed-methods and ethnographic designs to investigate how community-school partnerships, teachers, and school-based mental health professionals promote equity and advocate for migrant youth. Her work has appeared in the peer-reviewed journals Educational Policy, Education Policy Analysis Archives, Educational Studies, The Urban Review, The Journal of Latinos and Education, and The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy. Rodriguez received her PhD in cultural and educational policy studies from Loyola University Chicago.

Event: Schoolhouse Talk!
When: January 24, 2019 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Where: Johns Hopkins University School of Education

Find more information about the event here.