Diana Rodríguez-Gómez

Assistant Professor

drodriguezgo@wisc.edu


215 Education Building

Rodriguez Gomez, Diana Maria

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Diana Rodríguez Gómez is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Policy Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her work examines state-building and education policy-making processes in areas affected by violence, particularly in Latin America. In her current research project, she draws from qualitative and ethnographic methods to explore the concepts of state formation and fragility in a school located near the Colombia-Venezuela border. Rodríguez-Gómez oversees EPS’s Study Abroad program in Colombia, where students learn how human rights are exercised, negotiated, and contested in Colombia’s educational system.

Education

  • Ed D International Educational Development, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2016
  • MA International Education & Development, School of Education, University of Sussex, 2009
  • Graduate Diploma Cultural Studies, School of Social Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2007
  • BA History, School of Social Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2004

Select Publications

  • Rodríguez-Gómez, D., & Bermeo, M. (2020) Assembling the Educational Nexus to the War on Drugs: A Systematic Review Journal of Education in Emergencies, 6(1), 18-56.
  • Rodríguez-Gómez, D. (2019) Bureaucratic Barriers to Universal Access to Education in Ecuador Journal of Education in Emergencies, 5(1), 62-93.
  • Rodríguez-Gómez, D. (2018) Social Advocacy in Neoliberal Times: Non-Governmental Organizations in Ecuador’s Refugee Landscape New Advocates for Education: Civil Society Organizations in Latin America, 108-128. New York City, NY: Routledge.
  • Sayed, Y., Badroodien, A., Hanaya, A., & Rodríguez-Gómez, D. (2017) Social Cohesion, Violence, and Education in South Africa Enlarging the Scope of Peace: African and World-Regional Contributions, 239-254. Springer International Publishing.
  • Rodríguez-Gómez, D. (2017) When War Enters the Classroom: A case study on the experiences of youth on the Ecuador–Colombia border (Re)Constructing Memory: Education, Identity, and Conflict, 269-289. Sense Publishers.
  • Rodríguez-Gómez, D., Foulds, K., & Sayed, Y. (2016) Textbooks and Peacebuilding in Colombia and South Africa Education as Change, 20(3), 76-97.
  • Bartlett, L., Rodríguez-Gómez, D., & Olivera, G. (2015) South-South Migration and Education: Sociocultural Perspectives Educação e Pesquisa, 41(5), 1153-1170.
  • Kanjee, A., Sayed, Y., & Rodríguez-Gómez, D. (2010) Curriculum planning and reform in sub-Saharan Africa Southern African Review of Education, 16(1), 83-96.

Select Presentations

  • Rodriguez Gomez, D., Comparative and International Education Society, "The Production and Appropriation of Educational Policy Oriented Towards Peacebuilding: An Extended Case Study in the Colombian-Venezuelan Border" (2019), San Francisco, CA
  • Rodriguez Gomez, D., Comparative and International Education Society, "Pre-Conference Workshop: Educational policies and practices in the context of the war on drugs Workshop to build a shared research-action agenda" (2018), Mexico City, Mexico
  • Rodriguez Gomez, D., Comparative and International Education Society, "Social Advocacy in Neoliberal Times: Non-Governmental Organizations in Ecuador’s Refugee Landscape" (2018), Mexico City, Mexico
  • Rodriguez Gomez, D., American Educational Research Association, "The Lost Link: Conversations About Violence and Human Rights Education in Classrooms" (2017), San Antonio, CA
  • Rodriguez Gomez, D., Comparative and International Education Society, "The Disruption of Refugee Labels in Formal and Non-Formal Settings in Ecuador" (2017), Atlanta, GA
  • Rodriguez Gomez, D., American Anthropological Association Conference, "Refugees as Responsible Citizens: Ecuador’s Revolución Ciudadana In Schools" (2016), Minneapolis, MN
  • Rodriguez Gomez, D., Latin American Studies Association Conference, "Caught in Between: The Conflicting Demands of Marginal Citizenship for Young Migrants in Ecuador" (2016), New York City, NY
  • Rodriguez Gomez, D., Comparative and International Education Society, "When War Enters the Classroom: An Ethnographic Analysis of the Relationships among School Community Members amidst Armed Conflict on the Colombian–Ecuadorian Border" (2015), Washinton, D.C.
  • Rodriguez Gomez, D., Latin American Studies Association Conference, "Social Relationships and The Distribution of Financial Resources Under the Logic of Armed Conflict: A case study of a school located in the Colombian-Ecuadorian border" (2015), San Juan de Puerto Rico
  • Rodriguez Gomez, D., American Anthropological Association Conference, "Conflict Talk: How young students experience the relationships between education and conflict in school in the Colombian-Ecuadorian border" (2014), Washington, D.C.

Select Awards and Honors

  • Concha Delgado Gaitán Early Career Presidential Fellowship, Council on Anthropology and Education, American Anthropological Association, 2019
  • Fellow, Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria, 2019
  • Grantee, Security & Drugs Research Center (CESED), Universidad de Los Andes, 2018
  • Summer Enrichment Award, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2018
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, CIES Latin American Special Interest Group, 2017
  • Finalist, Frederick Erickson Outstanding Dissertation Award, Council on Anthropology and Education, American Anthropological Association, 2016
  • Grantee, Fulbright – Colciencias Scholar, (2011, 2016)
  • Graduate Student Fellow, Earth Institute, Columbia University, (2014, 2015)
  • High Quality Proposal Award, CIES Latin American Special Interest Group, 2014
  • Recipient, Pre-Dissertation Summer Grant, ILAS-Columbia University, 2013