Dr. Robyn Rodriguez

Professor of Asian American Studies
University of California Davis
Founding Director
Bulosan Center for Filipinx Studies

Dr. Robyn Magalit Rodriguez is a professor of Asian American Studies and the founding director of the Bulosan Center for Filipinx Studies at UC Davis. The Bulosan Center is the first of its kind in the entire-UC system and nationally. She is an expert on Filipino global migration and Asian American issues who has published seven books on these topics, including Migrants for Export: How the Philippine State Brokers Labor to the World (University of Minnesota Press, 2010) and most recently, Contemporary Asian American Activism: Building Movements for Liberation, co-edited with Dr. Diane Fujino (University of Washington Press, 2022). Alongside her books, Dr. Rodriguez has written dozens of academic articles, book chapters and journalistic pieces. Her research has been featured in major national media outlets including the Washington Post, USA Today and the Atlantic Monthly. A long-time scholar-activist, Dr. Rodriguez has organized and/or has consulted with a range of grassroots groups, community based organizations and nonprofits. At present, she is serving as the president of the Filipino American Educators Association of California and as the interim board chair for the Asian American Liberation Network of greater Sacramento.