Dr Macarena Garcia Gonzalez

  • Marie Curie Fellow (School of Education)

Biography

I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow (2022-2024) with the project CHILDCULTURES: Challenging Adultism, Anthropocentrism and Other Exclusions with Children’s Literature and Culture. Previously, I have been Principal Researcher and Adjunct Professor at Universidad Católica de Chile. I led the research line BioSocioCultural Inclusion of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Educational Justice and the research project “Emotional and Literary Repertoires for Childhood” (Fondecyt Starting Grant). I have authored two monographs —Origin Narratives. The Stories We Tell Children about Immigration and International Adoption (Routledge, 2017), and Enseñando a sentir. Repertorios éticos en la ficción infantil (Metales Pesados, 2021)—, as well as several articles and book chapters on children's literature, reading promotion, culture and education. I have been visiting scholar at the Institute for Cultural Studies in Graz, the Collegium Helveticum in Zurich, the Internationale Jugendbibliothek in Munich and at the Wroclaw University in Wroclaw. In 2021, I convened the 25th Congress of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature Aesthetic and Pedagogic Entanglements. I founder and director of the collaborative platform #Estotbn which works on reading promotion and cultural recommendations with young people and librarians in Chile. I have collaborated with other institutions such as the Ministry of Education and the International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY) in projects related to children’s literature and children’s participation. I have also served as a jury for different award committees (IBBY, Fondart, Premio SM, among others).

I hold a PhD in Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies from the University of Zurich and a MA in Cultural Studies from the Maastricht University. My first degree is in journalism and I worked as a cultural journalist for 6 years in Chile and Spain. I also coauthored La era ochentera. Tevé, pop y under en dictadura (2015) about cultural production and resistance during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

I am currently research associate at JOVIS.com and TALIS. I am part of the excecutive board of IRSCL and currently chair its Mentoring Programme. 

Research interests

Research interests

I investigate the shifting relationships between literature, cultural materials, exclusionary thinking and children working with transdisciplinary and collaborative methodologies. 

 

I am particularly interested in:

— Children’s participation in children’s cultures. 

— Feminist new materialist and posthumanist research approaches.

— Affects and emotions in literary mediation. 

— Prizes, awards and recommendations in children’s culture.

— Latin American children’s literature and culture.

— Public and school libraries.

— Arts- and practice-based research.

 

Publications

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2024

García-González, M. , Saona, I., Roig, M., Uehara, M. L. and Rajpoot, A. (2024) May Children Decide: Child and teen juries in literary prizes. Child Juries in Literary Prizes, 25 January 2024.

García-González, M. , Munita, F. and Arizpe, E. (Eds.) (2024) Latin American Children’s Literature and Culture. International Research in Children’s Literature. [Edited Journal]

García-González, M. , Munita, F. and Arizpe, E. (2024) Introduction: Latin American children’s literature and culture. International Research in Children's Literature, 17(1), pp. 1-5. (doi: 10.3366/ircl.2024.0541)

2023

Deszcz‐Tryhubczak, J. and García-González, M. (2023) Thinking and doing with childism in children's literature studies. Children and Society, 37(4), pp. 1037-1051. (doi: 10.1111/chso.12619)

Garcia Gonzalez, M. , Arizpe, E. and Casals Hill, A. (Eds.) (2023) Campo en formación. Textos clave para la crítica de literatura infantil a juvenil. Metales Pesados: Chile.

2022

García-González, M. , Casals Hill, A. and Véliz, S. (2022) Introduction: aesthetic & pedagogic entanglements. International Research in Children's Literature, 15(3), pp. 243-248. (doi: 10.3366/ircl.2022.0464)

García-González, M. (2022) Towards an affective childist literary criticism. Children’s Literature in Education, 53, pp. 360-375. (doi: 10.1007/s10583-022-09500-0)

Mínguez-López, X. and García-González, M. (2022) Diversity and homogeneity in Spanish-language picture books with non-human characters. Intercultural Education, 33(3), pp. 282-301. (doi: 10.1080/14675986.2022.2070396)

Véliz, S. and García-González, M. (2022) Becoming abject: testing the limits and borders of reading mediation. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 43(1), pp. 15-29. (doi: 10.1080/01596306.2020.1786355)

2021

García-González, M. and Errázuriz, V. (2021) Reading promotion, conflict negation and peaceful conviviality: the uses and hopes for literary education in Chile. Globalisation, Societies and Education, (doi: 10.1080/14767724.2021.1932435) (Early Online Publication)

Errázuriz, V. and García-González, M. (2021) “More person, and, therefore, more satisfied and happy”: The affective economy of reading promotion in Chile. Curriculum Inquiry, 51(2), pp. 229-260. (doi: 10.1080/03626784.2021.1915690)

2020

Garcia-Gonzalez, M. (2020) Chasing remarkable lives: a problematization of empowerment stories for girls. Journal of Literary Education, 3, pp. 44-61. (doi: 10.7203/JLE.3.18165)

2006

Garcia Gonzalez, M. (2006) Entrevista: Nicanor Parra: Antiparras de poeta. Suplemento Cultura La Nación, 1 - 2.

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Number of items: 13.

Articles

García-González, M. , Munita, F. and Arizpe, E. (2024) Introduction: Latin American children’s literature and culture. International Research in Children's Literature, 17(1), pp. 1-5. (doi: 10.3366/ircl.2024.0541)

Deszcz‐Tryhubczak, J. and García-González, M. (2023) Thinking and doing with childism in children's literature studies. Children and Society, 37(4), pp. 1037-1051. (doi: 10.1111/chso.12619)

García-González, M. , Casals Hill, A. and Véliz, S. (2022) Introduction: aesthetic & pedagogic entanglements. International Research in Children's Literature, 15(3), pp. 243-248. (doi: 10.3366/ircl.2022.0464)

García-González, M. (2022) Towards an affective childist literary criticism. Children’s Literature in Education, 53, pp. 360-375. (doi: 10.1007/s10583-022-09500-0)

Mínguez-López, X. and García-González, M. (2022) Diversity and homogeneity in Spanish-language picture books with non-human characters. Intercultural Education, 33(3), pp. 282-301. (doi: 10.1080/14675986.2022.2070396)

Véliz, S. and García-González, M. (2022) Becoming abject: testing the limits and borders of reading mediation. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 43(1), pp. 15-29. (doi: 10.1080/01596306.2020.1786355)

García-González, M. and Errázuriz, V. (2021) Reading promotion, conflict negation and peaceful conviviality: the uses and hopes for literary education in Chile. Globalisation, Societies and Education, (doi: 10.1080/14767724.2021.1932435) (Early Online Publication)

Errázuriz, V. and García-González, M. (2021) “More person, and, therefore, more satisfied and happy”: The affective economy of reading promotion in Chile. Curriculum Inquiry, 51(2), pp. 229-260. (doi: 10.1080/03626784.2021.1915690)

Garcia-Gonzalez, M. (2020) Chasing remarkable lives: a problematization of empowerment stories for girls. Journal of Literary Education, 3, pp. 44-61. (doi: 10.7203/JLE.3.18165)

Garcia Gonzalez, M. (2006) Entrevista: Nicanor Parra: Antiparras de poeta. Suplemento Cultura La Nación, 1 - 2.

Edited Books

Garcia Gonzalez, M. , Arizpe, E. and Casals Hill, A. (Eds.) (2023) Campo en formación. Textos clave para la crítica de literatura infantil a juvenil. Metales Pesados: Chile.

Edited Journals

García-González, M. , Munita, F. and Arizpe, E. (Eds.) (2024) Latin American Children’s Literature and Culture. International Research in Children’s Literature. [Edited Journal]

Conference or Workshop Item

García-González, M. , Saona, I., Roig, M., Uehara, M. L. and Rajpoot, A. (2024) May Children Decide: Child and teen juries in literary prizes. Child Juries in Literary Prizes, 25 January 2024.

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Grants

2022    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship (EU-UKRI).

2021    Fondart (CNCA, Chile)

2019    Redes (ANID, Chile)

2018    Starting Grant Fondecyt (ANID)

2018    Coimbra Fellowship (Austria)

2017    Internationale Jugendbibliothek Stipend (Germany)

2013    Swiss National Fund (SNF, Switzerland)

2013     Graduate Campus Grant (UZH, Switzerland)

2012     Graduate Campus Grant (UZH, Switzerland)

2010     Attracting and Coaching Talent (U Maastricht, The Netherlands).

2011     “Beca Chile” (Conicyt, Chile).

2010    “Beca Chile” (Conicyt, Chile)

2007     “Beca Balboa” (Diálogos, Spain)

 

Supervision

Research datasets

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2024

García-González, M. , Roig, M., Rajpoot, A., Uehara, L. and Saona, I. (2024) Child Juries in Literary Prizes. [Data Collection]

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