Elizabeth Rodriguez Fielder, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English

Dr. Elizabeth Rodriguez Fielder is an assistant professor in the Department of English at the University of Iowa.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi.  She is a scholar of twentieth and twenty-first century transnational American literature and culture. Her teaching and research interests include multiethnic literature and culture, (specifically African American and Latinx Studies), performance studies, women of color feminism, southern studies, and social movement activism.

Her book project Cultural Activism and the Civil Rights Movement is a multidisciplinary study of creative activism and performance by minority artists and revolutionaries in the 1960s and 70s. This book engages in the role of creativity in social movements and argues that the aesthetics of cultural production shaped civil rights politics. Rodriguez Fielder presents a vision of social movement activism where the collaborative production of performances and of experimental media overlapped with quotidian activities, such as farming okra and sewing quilts.

Her work has appeared in The Global South, The Cambridge History of the Literature of the U.S. South, PMLA, Undead Souths, Fifty Years After Faulkner, and Tropical Gothic with topic ranging from radicalism in Florida to ghosts in Faulkner.

At U Iowa she has taught courses on Latinx childhoods, and Latinx literatures and cultures.

Elizabeth Rodriguez Fielder
Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 2016

407 EPB
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States