History Department
History Department

Annette M. Rodriguez

Assistant ProfessorPh.D., 2016, Brown University



Annette M. Rodríguez is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Rodríguez completed her BA and MA in American Studies at the University of New Mexico and her PhD at Brown University. Her research interests focus on the functions of public violence in U.S. empire and nation building, U.S. racial formation, immigration, and the production of U.S. citizenship. Dr. Rodríguez’s book project in progress Inventing the Mexican: The Visual Culture of Lynching at the Turn of the Twentieth Century centers performance, popular culture, and visuality as assisting in the relational construction of race. This text argues public violences reproduce the vulnerable, unprotected, raced figurations of personhood. In addition, Inventing the Mexican traces the specificity and historical constructions of categorical personhood.

In addition, Dr. Rodríguez has initiated a data, mapping, and social history project on U.S. bounty land grants. This project tracks the over sixty million acres of land granted by both the U.S. federal government and individual states as incentive to serve in the military and as a reward for service. It is provisionally titled Intimate Acquisitions: A Relational History of U.S. Bounty Lands.

Dr. Rodríguez’s publications include “Antigone’s Refusal: Mexican Women’s Reponses to Lynching in the Southwest,” The Journal of South Texas, Spring 2018; “La Liga Femenil Mexicanista: The Proto-feminism and Radical Organizing of Journalist Jovita Idár,” in From Sit-ins to #revolutions: The Changing Nature of Protests, Bloomsbury Academic, 2018; and “Lonely Visions of Anxious Objects,” in Convoluting the Dialectical Image – Special Issue, The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, Taylor & Francis, 2019.

In 2017, Dr. Rodríguez received the 7th Annual Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award from the American Studies Association Committee on Gender and Sexuality, and in 2015, was presented the 18th annual Catherine Prelinger Award by the Coordinating Council for Women in History for her scholarly and professional contributions to women in history, and for educating young women to pursue careers in the historical profession. Dr. Rodríguez has taught at Brown University, the Institute of American Indian Arts, the University of New Mexico, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


MAS 319 • Latinx Histories

39875 • Spring 2022
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM UTC 3.110

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MAS 319 • Mexican Amer Womn 1910-Pres

39880 • Spring 2022
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM RLP 0.128
CD HI (also listed as WGS 301)

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