Jorge Rodríguez, MA `16, PhD `21
Visiting Assistant Professor of Historical Studies
B.A., Gordon College, 2014
M.A., Union Theological Seminary, 2016
M.Phil., Union Theological Seminary, 2019
Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary, 2021
Dr. Rodríguez, the son of two Puerto Rican migrants, grew up in an affordable housing community outside of Hartford, Connecticut. His lived experiences in that community influenced his academic work, leading him to degrees in biblical studies, liberation theologies, and a Ph.D. in history where he specialized in the intersections of religion and social movements. While engaging public scholarship and teaching courses in U.S. Religious History, Latinx Religious Activism, and 20th Century Social Movements, Dr. Rodríguez also serves as the Associate Director for Strategic Programming at the Hispanic Summer Program and consults with institutions of higher education across the country on matters of policy development, grant systems, curricular reviews, social media management, and internal operations.