Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez

Dr. Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez is an associate professor in the English Department at LaGuardia Community College (CUNY). She's a recipient of a 2021 Mellon/ACLS Community College Fellowship. Her research focuses on Latinx children's and young adult literature, Gender and Queer Studies, and Latinx Studies./La Dra. Sonia Alejandra Rodríguez es profesora asociada en el Departamento de Inglés de LaGuardia Community College (CUNY). Recibió una beca 2021 Mellon/ACLS Community College Fellowship. Su investigación se centra en la literatura infantil y juvenil latine, los estudios de género y queer y los estudios latine.

Girlhood in Latina/o/x Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Although books alone can't safeguard against the harms that girls face today, they do serve as a site of resistance while also acknowledging the untold stories of Latina girlhood.