Erika Rodriguez is the Associate Director in Residence at the Center for Race, Indigeneity, Disability, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and an ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow. Her current book project, Disabling Progress: Degeneration, Eugenics, and Futurity in Modern Spain, explores the construction of disability in relation to time, scrutinizing the connective tissue between visions of progress in theories of degeneration and early eugenics. Her second major project will build on the questions of disability and productivity that arise from Disabling Progress by turning to representations of labor movements in Iberian, Cuban, and Filipino literature. Broadly speaking, Dr. Rodriguez’s pedagogical interests include anti-ableist and transformative justice perspectives. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Disability Studies Quarterly, the Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispanicos, and the Hispanic Research Journal.
RIDGS ACLS Fellow