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School of Education

Erica Eva Colmenares, EdD

Assistant Professor

Education

Ed.D in Curriculum Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

Ed.M in Learning and Teaching, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

Professional Certification in Elementary Education, K-8; Vanderbilt University

BS in Elementary Education, Spanish Literature, & French Language, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Teaching and Research Interests

Erica Eva Colmenares is an Assistant Professor at Chico State University. She recently received her Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she was also an instructor and field supervisor in the Elementary Inclusive Preservice program. Prior to her doctoral studies, Erica was an elementary school teacher for seven years in international schools in Indonesia and Kuwait. Her research interests include preservice teacher education, learning to teach for social justice, and theories of affect. Her current research involves exploring the affective realms of social justice-oriented teacher education programs.

Selected Publications

Friedrich, D., & Colmenares, E. (Eds.). (2017). Resonances of El chavo del ocho in Latin American childhood, schooling and societies (New directions in comparative and international education). London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic Press.

Colmenares, E. (2017). El Chavo del 8 as an ‘intimate public’ in Venezuela: What happened to the good life?, In. D. Friedrich & E. Colmenares (Eds.), Resonances of El chavo del ocho in Latin American childhood, schooling and societies (pp. 111-130). London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic Press.

Colmenares, E. & Friedrich, D. (2017). Coda: reverberations and connections. In. D. Friedrich & E. Colmenares (Eds.), Resonances of El chavo del ocho in Latin American childhood, schooling and societies (pp. 177-187). London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic Press.

Friedrich, D. & Colmenares, E. (2017). Introduction: Resonances of El chavo del ocho in Latin American childhood, schooling and societies. In. D. Friedrich & E. Colmenares (Eds.), Resonances of El chavo del ocho in Latin American childhood, schooling and societies (pp. 1-18). London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic Press.

Friedrich, D., Walter., M., & Colmenares, E. (2015). Making all children count: Teach for All and the universalizing appeal of data. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 23, 48. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v23.1797

Selected Presentations

Morvay, J. & Colmenares, E. (August 2018). The Afterlife of the (An)archive. Panel at Capacious Affect Inquiry/Making Space Conference; Lancaster, PA.

Colmenares, E., Cutler, M., & Price-Dennis, D. (April 2018). Exploring the Impact of Field-Based, Supervisory Practices in Teaching for Social Justice. Roundtable at American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division K, Teacher and Teacher Education; New York, NY.

Epstein, I., Colmenares, E., Andreotti, V. (March 2018). Affects in Comparative and International Education. Panel at Comparative International Education Society (CIES); Mexico City, MX.

Friedrich, D., & Colmenares, E. (November 2017). FreshEd Podcast with Will Brehm. http://www.freshedpodcast.com/friedrichcolmenares/

Friedrich, D., & Colmenares, E. (October 2017). Book Talk: Resonances of El Chavo del Ocho in Latin American Childhood, schooling, and societies; New York, NY.

Colmenares, E. (March 2017). El Chavo del 8 as an ‘Intimate Public’ in Venezuela. Paper presented at Comparative International Education Society (CIES); Atlanta, GA.

Chung, E., & Colmenares, E. (October 2016). Collaboration/Connection for an Affective Space of Writing and Curriculum. Paper presented at Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theorizing and Classroom Practice; Dayton, OH.

Colmenares, E. (Accepted). Affects in a Social Justice-Oriented Teacher Education Program. Paper to be presented at Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theorizing and Classroom Practice; Dayton, OH.

Friedrich, D., Walter., M., & Colmenares, E. (2015). Making all children count: Teach for All and the universalizing appeal of data. Roundtable at American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division B, Curriculum Studies; Chicago, IL.

Colmenares, E., & Friedrich, D. (March 2013). Enseñá por Argentina: The Troubled Production of the Corporate Teacher. Paper presented at Comparative International Education Society (CIES); New Orleans, LA.