Ana Patricia Rodríguez is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the U.S. Latina/o Studies program at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she teaches classes on Latin American, Central American, and U.S. Latina/o literatures and cultures. She has published widely on Central American transnational cultural production. She is the author of Dividing the Isthmus: Central American Transnational Histories, Literatures, and Cultures (University of Texas Press, 2009) and co-editor (with Linda J. Craft and Astvaldur Astvaldsson) of De la hamaca al trono y al más allá: Lecturas críticas de la obra de Manlio Argueta (San Salvador: Universidad Tecnológica, 2013). She is completing book manuscripts on trauma and (post)memory in the Central American diasporas, and Central American cultural production in the DMV (D.C., Maryland, and Virginia). She dedicates a great part of her time to working on community-based projects with local immigrant communities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and serves on the boards of Teach Central America / Teaching for Change, CARECEN-DC (Central American/Latino Resource Center), La Casa de la Cultura El Salvador, and the Smithsonian Molina Latino Gallery opening in 2021. For more information, see her faculty page.
Ex-officio, Latina/o Studies Association (LSA), 2019-Present.
President (elected for 2-year term), Latina/o Studies Association (LSA), 2017-2019.