Daniela Kruel DiGiacomo
Daniela Kruel DiGiacomo is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California Riverside’s Graduate School of Education, and a member of the Civic Engagement Research Group. Daniela received her Ph.D. in learning sciences and human development from the University of Colorado, Boulder. As a community- and design-based researcher, Daniela’s work investigates how to design for more equitable teaching and learning relationships between adults and young people across various lines of difference. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Daniela worked in secondary teaching, school administration, political asylum advocacy, and social work in the Bay Area. She holds a B.A. in Latin American studies from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in development studies from Cambridge University.
Monday, June 26, 2017
Educators have long been responsible for supporting the growth and development of all young people. The job of designing engaging lessons, promoting respectful discussion, creating an inclusive classroom, and preparing youth for life in democratic society is never an easy one. We expect educators to perform these and countless other feats on a daily basis. And, this particular political moment is especially challenging. Characterized by record-high indicators of polarization and ideological discord among our major political parties, this political moment has made educators’ routine job duties remarkably challenging and ever-important. What follows is a brief overview