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Carmina Makar

Assistant Professor


School of Education


Teaching Learning and Culture


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  • Profile

    Carmina Makar was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. She received her BA in Communication Studies from ITESO University and then established residence in New York as a Fulbright Fellow to pursue graduate studies. She earned her MA in International Education Development with focus on Bilingual and Bicultural Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a doctoral degree in International Development from the same institution.

    As a supervisor and P-12 coordinator, Carmina has worked around developing clinically rich environments for bilingual educators as well as activating critical education practices across formal and non-formal education spaces. As part of her work with childhood, space and community development, Carmina has served as a consultant for UNESCO and UNDP in issues regarding education and development of children in urban environments.

  • Education

    Ed.D.                 Teachers College, Columbia University, International
                                                   Education Development, focus on Latin American and       
                                                   Latino/a Education

    MA                                    Teachers College, Columbia University, International    
                                                   Education Development, focus on Bilingual and Bicultural

    B.A.                                ITESO University, Communication Studies

    Celebrating Language: The Case of The New York State Spanish Spelling Bee

  • Research Interests

    Carmina’s research and teaching interests focus on education for diverse populations; collaborative supervision and transformative mentorship; bilingual education, critical education; sociocultural approaches to language and literacy and transnational approaches to education and teacher training. 

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