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Maria Eulina Pessoa de Carvalho

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Fellow Type: 
Visiting Scholar
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Associated University in Brazil: 
Federal University of Paraiba
Current Position: 
Full Professor

Maria Eulina got her PhD in Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy from Michigan State University, USA (1997) and was a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Valencia, Spain (2011). She is a Full Professor at Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), in João Pessoa, Northeastern Brazil, and teaches research, and gender and education courses in the undergraduate program in Teacher Education (Pedagogia) and in the Graduate Program in Education. In 2002, she founded a gender interdisciplinary center at the College of Education: NIPAM/CE/UFPB. Leader of the Gender, Education, Diversity and Inclusion research group and a CNPq (National Council for the Development of Science and Technology) productivity researcher, she is currently a member of the Education Advisory Committee of CNPq, and the Coordinator of the Brazilian Education Research Association Special Interest Group on Gender, sexuality and education (GT 23 - ANPED). Her research topics are: gender In higher education (women in STEM), early childhood education (male teachers), and teacher education; family-school relations and homework. In the US she published Family-School Relations: A Critique of Parental Involvement in Schooling (Routledge/Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000). She has three children (Daniel, Valentin and Maira) and three grandchildren (Alexey, Ravi and Khalil).