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Lunch Time Research Seminar with Dr. Sophia Rodriguez

"Immigration Enforcement is Part of our Students' Daily Lives.” School Social Workers' Roles and Equity Work for Immigrant Students

Date: October 14, 2021, 12:15pm – 1:45 pm

Meeting ID: 933 5718 8366; Passcode: 282727

Presenter: Sophia Rodriguez, PhD.

Visiting Scholar (2020), School of Education, Johns Hopkins University

Assistant Professor, Teaching, Learning, Policy & Leadership College College of Education, University of Maryland, College Park

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Sophia Rodriguez, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Urban Education and Education Policy in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Rodriguez's interdisciplinary scholarship, drawing on tools from education, anthropology, 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 two current longitudinal projects, funded by the Spencer and W.T. Grant Foundations (2018-2022) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), 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 (im)migrant and refugee youth, and how immigration policy and enforcement impacts the welcome of newcomer immigrant students. The IMLS project that focuses on newcomer migrant youth belonging was recently awarded the prestigious Library of Congress Literacy Award. Her scholarly work appears in Anthropology & Education Quarterly, Children & Youth Services Review, Social Service Review, Social Work Research, Teachers College Record, and Urban Education.Click here to access a policy brief that was done by Dr. Rodriguez and colleagues.



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