Assistant Professor, Teacher Education, Special Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Gabrielle Oliveira’s research focuses on immigration and mobility—on how people move, adapt, and parent across borders. Her expertise includes gender, anthropology, transnationalism, and bilingualism with a concentration on Latin America.
Merging the fields of anthropology and education through ethnographic work in multiple countries, Oliveira also studies the educational trajectories of immigrant and first-generation children.
Oliveira received her bachelor’s degree in her native Brazil and earned her master’s and doctoral degrees from Columbia University, where she was also a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Dissertation.
Oliveira has served as a tutor and teacher of English and financial literacy for Latin American immigrants. She is a current manuscript reviewer at the Journal of Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education and the Journal of Anthropology and Education Quarterly. She is also the co-founder of the group Colectiva Infancias, which develops free courses on the sociology and anthropology of children and migration in Latin America.
Oliveira, Gabrielle. (2018). "Motherhood Across Borders: Mexican Immigrants and their Children in Mexico and in New York City". New York: NYU Press.
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2015 Dissertation Finalist Council of Anthropology and Education – American Anthropological Association.
2013-2014 National Academy of Education/ Spencer Foundation Dissertation Writing Fellowship.
2013 Summer Teaching Fellowship at Columbia University for class development: “Gender, Education and Development”.
2012 Cordier Fellowship at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
2012-2013 Teaching and Diversity Fellowship, Teachers College, Columbia University.
2012-2013 Dean’s Doctoral Research Fellowship, Teachers College, Columbia University.
2012 Dissertation Grant, The Myra Sadker Foundation.
2011-2012 International Student Grant, Department of International and Transcultural Studies and Teachers College, Columbia University.
2011 Research Grant, Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University Mexico and New York City.
2010-2011 Dean’s Research Grant, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City.
2010 Research Grant, Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University Puebla and Hidalgo, Mexico.