Marcelletti Rocha De Oliveira, Gabrielle (go2161) | Teachers College Columbia University

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Oliveira, Gabrielle
International & Transcultural Studies

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Office Hours:
Wednesdays, 12:30–2:30 p.m., Thursdays, 3:00–4:00 p.m. and 7:00 by appointment (contact

Scholarly Interests

Trasnational migration and education; gender, motherhood and migratory flows; anthropology of childhood; urban/rural socioeconomic contexts; school and education in the Americas.

Educational Background

B.A., Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado, São Paulo, Brazil

M.A., School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Selected Publications

Transnational Care Constellations: Mexican Immigrant Mothers and their children in Mexico and in New York City. (Dissertation)

Between Mexico and New York City: Transnational Educational Aspirations and Social Trajectories of Separated Siblings (Forthcoming, Anthropology and Education Quarterly)

“Migration and education: Sociocultural Perspectives. (Co-written with Bartlett, Lesley & Diana Rodriguez, Educação e Pesquisa., São Paulo, v.4)

The Consequences of Mexican Maternal Migration on Children Left Behind. (Chapter in Bartlett, Lesley and Ghaffar-Kucher, Ameena, eds. Refugees, Immigrants, and Education in the Global South: Lives in Motion. New York: Routledge Press)

Dr. Oliveira is originally from São Paulo Brazil. She received her Ph.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University in  Anthropology and Education. She also holds a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University with a focus in Latin American Studies. Dr. Oliveira's research and dissertation have focused on female Mexican migration to the United States with a specific focus on transnational motherhood, separated siblings, childhood and education.  She was a Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellow 2014-2015

After finishing her PhD work, Dr. Oliveira was a post-doc fellow with the University of Wisconsin's School of Education working on a research project with Professor Lesley Bartlett on immigrant Dominican youth in New York City. She has also taught at Saint John's University and CUNY in New York City.


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