Profile: Nela Navarro

Lecturer in Spanish

Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies



Nela Navarro is an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Spanish and
Portuguese at Rutgers University, Newark and the Associate Director
and Director of Education at the Center for the Study of Genocide,
Conflict, Resolution and Human Rights, Rutgers. She received her
graduate education at the University of the Andes, Colombia, and at
Columbia University.  Her areas of research include Applied
Linguistics, Language and Technology, Language and Culture, First and Second Language Acquisition, Methods Training and International
Education. She has been a lecturer at Columbia University and
a visiting lecturer at Shanghai International Studies University. Her
interests in the role of language, cross-cultural learning, gender and
technology in promoting peace, human rights, social reform
and equity have led her to develop projects with educational
institutions, ministries of education and NGOS around the world. She
has developed and implemented curricular initiatives, toolkits and
professional development workshops.  She has also co-edited books on
language training, teaching and culture and she is one of the series
editors of the Genocide, Political Violence and Human Rights series at
Rutgers University Press.