Asian Pacific American Studies — CELASA — Chican@ Latin@ Studies — Critical Diversity Studies — Philippine Studies — Sociology
Evelyn  Rodriguez

Evelyn Rodriguez

Associate Professor

Evelyn I. Rodriguez is a second-generation Pinay, who was born in Honolulu, raised in San Diego, and is now an Assistant Professor for the University of San Francisco's Sociology Department. She also is a faculty member in the Asian American Studies and Maria Elena Yuchengco Philippine Studies Programs. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from UC San Diego as a Sociology major/Ethnic Studies minor; and received her M.A. and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley's Sociology program. She has taught Sociological Methods, Asian and Pacific Islanders in U.S. Society, People of Mixed Descent, U.S. Immigration and Settlement, and Community Organizing.


Professor Rodriguez has studied race, ethnicity, immigration, gender, culture, families, and identity in California, the Philippines, and Latin America. Her most recent work examines coming-of-age rituals in Mexican and Filipino American immigrant families, and uses these events as windows into immigrant and second-generation experiences. This was the topic of her doctoral dissertation, and is the basis for her first book. Her past work includes studies of mestizo Filipino American families, intersections of Filipino and Mexican histories and cultures (Asia Pacific: Perspectives, Summer 2006), the use of interdisciplinary social science methods (presented at the 2001 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting), and Asian American masculinities (presented at the 1999 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting).

Administrative Appointments

Director, Asian Pacific American Studies
Director, Critical Diversity Studies