Clelia O. Rodríguez is an educator born and raised in El Salvador. She graduated from York University with a Specialized Honours BA, specializing in Hispanic Literature. She earned her MA and PhD from the University of Toronto. Dr. Rodríguez has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish language, literature and culture at the University of Toronto, Washington College, the University of Ghana and the University of Michigan, most recently. She was also a Human Rights Traveling Professor in the United States, Nepal, Jordan, and Chile as part of the International Honors Program (IHP) for the School of International Training (SIT). Most recently, she was a Gender Academic Advisor in Bolivia as part of part of partnership between CECI and Global Affairs Canada. She is the author of Decolonizing Academia: Poverty, Oppression and Pain (Fernwood Publishing, 2018). She is currently in a second book project tentatively titled The Politics of the Uterus. Her publications are available here.

Events Clelia O. Rodriguez was involved in

  • Black Lives on Campus: A Roundtable Discussion

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:30 PM

    This Black History Month, join authors Eternity Martis and rosalind hampton for a crucial conversation about navigating white spaces as a student of colour.


  • Toronto Lit Up: Clelia O. Rodríguez

    Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    Clelia O. Rodríguez is releasing Decolonizing Academia: Poverty, Oppression and Pain and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch!