Professor, Writer, Activist

University of California, Riverside

Dylan Rodríguez is a teacher, writer, and scholarly activist. He was named to the inaugural class of Freedom Scholars in 2020 and is President of the American Studies Association (2020-2021).  He has worked as a Professor at the University of California, Riverside since 2001, and recently served as the faculty-elected Chair of the UCR Division of the Academic Senate (2016-2020) and Chair of Ethnic Studies (2009-2016). Dylan’s work addresses the normalized proliferation of oppressive violence in everyday state, cultural, and social formations. He conceptualizes abolitionism and other forms of movement as part of the historical, collective genius of rebellion, survival, and radical futurity. He is the author of three books, most recently White Reconstruction: Domestic Warfare and the Logic of Racial Genocide (Fordham University Press, 2021), and is co-editor of Critical Ethnic Studies: A Reader (Duke University Press, 2016).  Dylan can be reached by email at [email protected] as well as on Twitter (@dylanrodriguez), Instagram (dylanrodriguez73), and Facebook (


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