Yanira Rodríguez

Yanira Rodríguez

Associate Professor
Main Hall 101


  • Ph.D. in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, Syracuse University
  • M.A. in Journalism, Syracuse University
  • M.F.A. in Poetry, Syracuse University


  • Third World Women and Hip Hop Feminisms
  • Community Literacy/Publishing
  • Intergenerational Social Movement Principles, Histories and Rhetorics
  • Media Representations
  • Community Accountable Scholarship
  • Organizer Ethos Formation in the Academy
  • Printmaking and other Multimodal Literacies
  • The Underground Press

Selected Publications


  • Rodríguez, Yanira. “Pedagogies of Refusal: What it Means to (un)Teach a Student Like Me.” Radical Teacher, 2019, pp. 5-12
  • Rodríguez, Yanira and Ben Kuebrich. “The Tone it Takes: An 18-day Sit-in at Syracuse
    University.” Unruly Rhetorics. Edited by Jonathan Alexander, Nancy Welch, and Susan Jarratt, Pittsburgh UP. Nov. 2018
  • Kannan, Vani, Ben Kuebrich and Yanira Rodríguez. “Unmasking Corporate-Military
    Infrastructure: Four Theses.” Community Literacy Journal, vol. 11, no. 1, 2016.


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