Clelia O. Rodríguez is a Salvadorian-Canadian educator, born and raised in El Salvador, Central America. She graduated from York University with a Specialized Honours BA, specializing in Spanish Literature. She earned her MA and PhD from the University of Toronto in Latin American Literature and the Graduate Collaborative Program Certificate in Women and Gender Studies. Professor Rodríguez has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Toronto, Washington College, the University of Ghana and the University of Michigan, more recently. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Western University.
She was a Human Rights Professor in the United States, Nepal, Jordan, and Chile as part of the International Honors Program (IHP) for the School of International Training (SIT). She has held a status-only appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Justice Education (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, OISE). Her international experience conducting inter-disciplinary research and engaged critical pedagogy derives from studies of literature, ethnicity, culture, race, gender, class, religion, cartography, refugees, identity, memory, trauma, and decolonization in El Salvador, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Spain, Equatorial Guinea, and Ghana. She has published in Postcolonial Studies, Revista Iberoamericana, and Women & Environments. Her book Decolonizing Research: Poverty, Oppression and Pain will be published by Fernwood Publishing Ltd.