Director of American Culture Program, Associate Professor of American Culture
B.A., East Stroudsburg University; M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green University
Professor Rodriguez has published articles on baseball, basketball, boxing, and the performance of masculinity in sports films.
He is currently working on a book-length project examining the role of neo-conservative foreign policy in action-adventure films released during George W. Bush’s presidency.
In the summers he tirelessly, but fruitlessly, tries to break 80 on the golf course, quitting the game on a regular basis. The winter brings snowboarding and the to-date successful attempt not to break anything. Sports have always been central to his work and leisure. They instruct and inform his personal and professional search for a comprehensive understanding of the male gender.
Visiting Assistant Professor of American Culture
B.A., Wagner College; M.A., UNC Greensboro; Ph.D., UNC Greensboro expected 2020