Ph.D. in Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, United States.
Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and researcher in the UC Center for Educational Justice.
“My research is aimed at exploring how subjectivities, representations, and discourses take shape in educational institutions and, at the same time, how power is secured and produced in everyday practices. In my work, I problematize how differences and normalities are transformed into properties of specific bodies at certain times and in certain places. Methodologically, I am interested in the critical analysis of discourse as a means to complexify the traditional ways in which we produce problems related to social life, “social and cultural experiences,” and how hierarchies and power relations are sustained. I use theories of space, time, post-structural perspectives of power, the subject, the political, and cultural studies frameworks to permeate my analysis.”
Matus Cánovas, Claudia, & Haye Molina, Andrés. (2015). Normality and difference in school: Design of a social research project from the political-epistemological dilemma / Normalidad y diferencia en la escuela: Diseño de un proyecto de investigación social desde el dilema político-epistemológico. Estudios pedagógicos, 41(special), 135-146.
Claudia Matus, (2013). Curricular Landscapes. Neoliberal Densities. International Handbook of Curriculum Research (2nd Edition). Edited by William Pinar, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. New Jersey, in press.
Claudia Matus (2011). The Immigrant. In Keywords in Youth Studies: Tracing Affects, Movements, Knowledges, Nancy Lesko & Susan Talburt (Eds.)
Claudia Matus & Marta Infante, (2011) “Undoing Diversity: Knowledge and Neoliberal Discourses in Colleges of Education,” Discourse 32 (3), pp. 293-307
Susan Talburt & Claudia Matus, (2013) “Confusing the Grid: Spatiotemporalities, Queer Imaginaries, and Movement” Gender, Place, and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, online
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