Diana Carolina García Gómez

Diana Carolina García Gómez

Diana Carolina García Gómez

Postdoctoral R & T Fellow

Childhood Studies, Children's Rights, Political Subjectivities and Children, Global Studies, Media Studies, Transitional Contexts.

Diana's work examines and centers children's and youth's self-constructions as political subjects by focusing on their participation in peace-building as a node for studying how processes of collective memory and peace education affect young people's lives. Her multidisciplinary approach to the Colombian post-accord context draws from childhood studies, museum studies, memory studies, and political philosophy. She combines Latin-American scholarship, decolonial and postcolonial theories, and ethnographic methods.

Diana is also a member of Children, Media, and Parenting in the COVID-19 Pandemic, a transnational research group studying the effects the COVID-19 pandemic had on parent-child relations by analyzing media usage in the household in Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, South Korea, the UK, and the US. As a member of this group and drawing from her interests in global childhoods, children and media, and political subjectivities, Diana is focused on understanding how notions of an "ideal childhood" affected media negotiations around this period.

Selected Publications

García Gómez, Diana Carolina. "The suffering we collectively inhabit”: Relational understandings of citizenship by the Colombian post-accord generation In Childhood, 2024. https://doi.org/10.1177/0907568224122652

García Gómez, Diana Carolina. "'I have the right': examining the role of children in the #DimeLaVerdad campaign" In Childhoods in Peace and Conflict, edited by M. Beier, & J. Tabak. Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.

García Gómez, Diana Carolina and Strandgaard Jensen, Helle. "The Perfect Computer? Children’s Experiences with ICT in Rural Colombia" In Visual Encounters in the Study of Rural Childhoods edited by April Mandrona and Claudia Mitchell, 218-232. Ithaca, NY: Rutgers University Press, 2018.


Courses Taught

INTS 101 - Narratives of Identity

INTS 312 – Images & Experiences of Childhood

INTS 316 – Introduction to Childhood Studies

INTS 321 – Parent-Child Relations 

INTS 419 – Youth, Resistance, and Advocacy


Ph.D. Childhood Studies, Rutgers University, USA.

M.A. Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

B.A. Political Science and International Relations, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia.