Associate Dean of the College for Currciulum
Besenia Rodriguez earned her A.B. in African American Studies and Education from Brown University and her M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in African American and American Studies from Yale University.
While at Yale, Dean Rodriguez developed expertise in 20th century anti-racist and anti-imperialist movements, comparative racial formations, and black Latin American cultural and political history. Her work has been published in Radical History Review, Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Culture, Politics and Society, and the anthology Transnational Blackness: Navigating the Global Color Line. She has taught courses on U.S. cultural history, critical theory, and on globalization, education, and digital culture.
Before coming to Brown, Dean Rodriguez worked as Director of Student Services at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and as a Mellon Mays program administrator at Queens College-CUNY and at Yale. She also worked for the Human Rights Research Fund and Fundación Amistad, two non-profit organizations based in New Haven and New York, respectively.
- College Curriculum Council (CCC)
- Commencement Speakers
- Concentration Advisors
- Curricular Development Grants
- Departmental Undergraduate Groups (DUGs)
- Diverse Perspectives Courses
- First-Year Seminars
- Independent Concentrations
- Independent Study, ISPs, GISPs
- Late Course Registration
- Liberal Learning Courses
- Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
- Mid-Year Completion Ceremony
- Prizes and Premiums
- Salomon Grants
- Senior Theses
- Sophomore Seminars
- Upperclass Studies
- Wheaton Cross-Registration