Gabriel Rodríguez Lemus

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Educational Leadership & Policy

Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2025
M.S.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington, 2020
B.A. in Sociology, Concentration in Community Change, San José State University, 2015

Gabriel Rodríguez Lemus, Jr. (he/él) is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Program in Higher Education Leadership & Policy (PHELP) at The University of Texas at Austin with a dual graduate portfolio in Women & Gender Studies with a specialization in LGBTQ+ Studies and Mexican American & Latinx/a/o Studies. He is a Teaching Assistant & Graduate Conference Coordinator for the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, College of Liberal Arts. As well as a past Graduate Research Assistant for Project MALES, and a past Teaching Assistant for the Department of Educational Psychology. He is a 2021-2022 Chancellor Doctoral Incentive Program Fellow with The California State University and a Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education Graduate Fellow. He earned his M.S.Ed. in Higher Education & Student Affairs from Indiana University Bloomington and his B.A. in Sociology, concentration in Community Change from San José State University. Lastly, he is the Founder & Executive Director of the LatinX Graduate Student Association at UT Austin.

Gabriel’s work engages, complicates, & interrogates the ways Latinx/o masculinities is understood, specifically for Queer & Trans* Latinx/o collegians when navigating academe as it relates to their gender, ethnicity, sexuality, & dis/ability. As an interdisciplinary educational scholar, his work lives at the intersections of Higher Education, Queer & Trans* Studies, Chicanx & Latinx Studies, and Critical Disability Studies.