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Nelson M. Rodriguez is an American theorist in the fields of queer and gender studies, Foucault studies, critical pedagogy and cultural studies, and education. Rodriguez is co-editor of the series Queer Studies and Education (Palgrave Macmillan) and Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education (Routledge/Taylor and Francis). His recent publications include: "Michel Foucault and Sexualities and Genders in Education: Friendship as Ascesis" (Palgrave Macmillan); "Queer Pedagogies: Theory, Praxis, Politics" (Springer Nature Switzerland); "Critical Concepts in Queer Studies and Education: An International Guide for the Twenty-First Century" (Palgrave Macmillan); "Educators Queering Academia: Critical Memoirs" (Peter Lang); "Queer Masculinities: A Critical Reader in Education" (Springer Netherlands); and "Queering Straight Teachers: Discourse and Identity in Education" (Peter Lang). Rodriguez’s forthcoming books include: "LGBTQ+ Studies in Education: Theoretical Interventions in Curriculum and Pedagogy" (Palgrave Macmillan); "Foucauldian Philosophy and Implications for Educational Research: Michel Foucault’s Lectures at the Collège de France" (Routledge); "Queer Studies and Education: An International Anthology" (Oxford University Press); and "Transnational Sexualities and Education" (Publisher TBA). Rodriguez is currently Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The College of New Jersey where he serves as Coordinator of the Sexuality and Queer Studies program. Email:


Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of New Jersey

2004--the present

Penn State University

PhD, Critical Pedagogy and Cultural Studies

University of Miami

BA, English Literature

Assistant Professor of Education

Northeastern University


Visiting Professor of Cultural Studies in Education

Ohio University


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