Department of Psychology and Sociology

Staff and Faculty

Liliana Rodriguez

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Liliana V Rodriguez

Assistant Professor, Ph.D.

University of California, Santa Barbara 2019


Dr. Rodriguez earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and her doctoral degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research centers the lives of immigrant youth during contested political times. She focuses on adolescent arrivals who migrated to the United States months prior to the presidential election of 2016.

Research Interests:


Unauthorized migration

Race/ethnic and intra-ethnic relations

 Immigrant integration

 Latino/a studies

Ethnographic research methods


Courses taught at TAMUK:

Principles of Sociology

Pluralistic Society

Social Theory

Latino/a Immigration

Research Methods

Social Stratification


Other information:

Dr. Rodriguez is a native of South Texas.  Her teaching pedagogy includes centering the lived experiences of students and creating classrooms that serve as safe spaces for all students to feel welcomed, accepted, and valued.

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” –BB King


Contact Information

Department of Psychology and Sociology

Manning 217

MSC 177 Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Kingsville, TX 78363-4828

Voice: 361-593-4576


Liliana Rodriguez