Nela Navarro

Nela Navarro

Associate Director, Director of Education 
Program Director, Graduate ESL-ITA Program, School of Arts and Science, Depatment of English (New Brunswick) 
nnavarro@andromeda.rutgers.edu

Nela Navarro

Nela Navarro is the Associate Director/Director of Education, Member of the UNESCO Chair for Genocide Prevention and Director of the Graduate English Language Learners and ITA Program Executive Committee at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, USA. Her research and community engagement interests include language and identity, 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, genocide, human rights and peace education. She is currently working on a research project interrogating educational policies and practices during conflict and remains interested in writing as sites of recursive memory and the politics of language identity. She has served as a lecturer at 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,” and a consulting education, editor and writer for educational and trade publishers such as Oxford University Press, Pearson Education, Scholastic, Berlitz International and McGraw Hill. 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 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.