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Steven P. Rodriguez

Steven P. Rodríguez is a sixth year PhD candidate who is interested in the history of Pan-Americanism and education. His dissertation will try to understand the role of Latin America, the U.S. South, and Cuba in the construction of inter-American education during the first half of the twentieth century. His broad interests include US empire, legal history, the history of higher education in the U.S., and global history. His work has been supported by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the Goizueta Foundation, and the Tinker Foundation. After earning a BA in history and philosophy at The College of New Jersey, Steven completed an MA at Brandeis University where he wrote a thesis titled “Intervention by Other Means: The U.S., Cuba, and the Rockefeller Foundation International Health Division, 1929-1946.” Steven also holds an MA in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from the University of Alcalá (Madrid, Spain). At Vanderbilt, Steven works with Dr. Paul A. Kramer. You can follow his page, here:

In addition to his academic work, Steven works in publishing as a scholarly acquisitions editor at Vanderbilt University Press, where he acquires books in Latin American and Iberian studies. Prospective authors should get in touch with Steven through his Vanderbilt email address, linked on this page.

Steven serves as a host for the New Books Network. You can listen to episodes Steven has hosted here.