Fredy Rodriguez-Mejia

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor


Curriculum vitae

Research Interests

    Identity formation at the intersection of gendered, ethnic, and class-based struggles among the Ch’orti’ Maya of Western Honduras; indigenous social movements in Latin America; Anthropology of Tourism; and Anthropology of Education.

Biographical Info

Dr. Rodriguez-Mejia is a graduate of Michigan State University's Department of Anthropology. His dissertation research examined identity formation at the intersection of gendered, ethnic, and class-based struggles among the Ch’orti’ Maya of Western Honduras. After serving as a fixed-term faculty for the anthropology department at MSU, he held a post-doctoral research position at Purdue University where he worked with a team of researchers studying the culture of undergraduate engineering students, professors and faculty. He also held a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.


2021      Rodríguez-Mejía, Fredy. “Educational Anthropology and Engaged Approaches to Teaching and Learning.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Oxford University Press, 2018—. Article published February 23, 2021. doi:
2021      Briody, Elizabeth K., Fredy R. Rodriguez-Mejia, Julia King and Edward J. Berger. “Understanding Culture through Pictures and a Thousand Words.” Annals of Anthropological Practice. Article published February 26, 2021. Doi:
2020      “Faculty subcultures in engineering and their implications for organizational change”. Berger, Edward J., Chuhao Wu, Elizabeth K. Briody, Elizabeth Wirtz, Fredy Rodriguez-Mejia. Journal of Engineering Education, 110(1).
2020      Rodriguez-Mejia, Fredy, Elizabeth K. Briody, Ruth Rothstein, and Edward J. Berger. “Implementing Grassroots Initiatives of Change: The Combined Perspectives from Psychology and Anthropology in an Engineering School”. International Journal of Engineering Education, 36(3):1097-1116.
2019      Elizabeth K. Briody, Fredy Rodriguez-Mejia, Ruth Rothstein, Chuhao Wu, and Edward J. Berger. “Busy Times, Productive Students: Cutoff Points Marking Time in University Engineering Culture,” Proceedings of the Eight Research in Engineering Education Symposium, Cape Town, South Africa, July 10-12, 2019:568-577.
Dept. of Anthropology