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Nela Navarro's research and academic interests include language rights, language, and identity, trans-lingual pedagogy, new literacies studies, critical pedagogy, writing as sites of recursive memory, textbook analysis, educational reform, comparative global education, the role of technology in educational access, human rights, genocide and peace education. She also explores writing as sites of recursive memory and the politics of language identity and language rights.She is currently working on two research projects. The first project examines translingual approaches and practices in academic writing. The second project interrogates educational policies and practices during and postconflict.
She has served as a lecturer at FordhamUniversity, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia’s Chazen Business School, and at the Shanghai International Studies University, China. She is currently an editor for the Rutgers University Press book series “Genocide, Human Rights, and Political Violence." She is also the translator of a human rights education volume, Towards a Just Society: The Personal Journeys of Human Rights Educators
She has edited and co-written texts and professional development materials for language and culture studies, academic writing across the disciplines, and social justice curriculum. Her interest in the role of education, language identity and culture in promoting human rights and social reform have led her to work on training, advocacy and development projects with organizations in countries around the world. She completed her graduate studies at Columbia University, Teachers College.