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Asian American Graduate Portfolio alumna, Dr. Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, discusses her complex Asian American identity in a HuffPost article

Fri, October 27, 2017
Asian American Graduate Portfolio alumna, Dr. Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, discusses her complex Asian American identity in a HuffPost article
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Asian American Graduate Portfolio alumna, Dr. Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, discusses her complex Asian American identity, her academic research, and teaching for CAAS while a doctoral student in "Studying Asian Americans Made Me One" by Frank H. Wu for HuffPost:

The more I learn about Asian Americans, the less I know. What I mean, as with any subject of study, is that once you start reading you realize how much there is that you assumed and how much there is that nobody has yet investigated. But the more I teach about Asian Americans, the more I recognize how little anybody knows. Even Asian Americans themselves, immigrant and native-born, are, due to no fault of their own, ignorant of this history and the facts. Yet my story of discovery, of claiming rather than refusing Asian American identity for myself, is not unique. This year’s winner of a major award in social studies education, Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, has had the same experience. She will receive the Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award prize from the National Council for Social Studies at their conference in San Francisco next month for her research on how Asian American teachers add curriculum about Asian Americans. She shared with me how she developed her interest.

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