Nathalia Jaramillo

Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Contact Information

Office: English Building (EB 27), Room 204
Phone: 470-578-2243
Fax: 470-578-2815


Nathalia E. Jaramillo is Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Deputy Chief Diversity Officer at Kennesaw State University. Prior to her appointment, Nathalia held faculty appointments at the University of Auckland New Zealand, Faculty of Education, School of Critical Studies (2011-2014) and Purdue University, College of Education, Department of Educational Studies (2007-2011). Nathalia collaborated closely with a number of departments at her respective institutions, conducted research and taught courses on social justice, critical theory, and critical methodologies. Nathalia has written extensively in the fields of critical educational thought and politics of education. She has lectured throughout Latin America, Spain, Finland, Turkey, Greece and Portugal. A selection of her co-authored and single-authored work has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Greek and Turkish. Her work is interdisciplinary and examines questions around culture, politics, gender and epistemology utilizing the frameworks of decolonial and feminist thought.

Prior to her faculty roles, Nathalia held legislative and administrative positions. She was a policy analyst for two prominent think tanks in Washington DC, and a school administrator in Central Los Angeles. Her advocacy and leadership has focused on a range of issues that include economic, ethnic, racial, linguistic, and gendered equity.

Nathalia was born in Los Angeles and is the daughter of Colombian immigrants. Her native language is Spanish and she maintains close ties to Latin America. For more information on Nathalia, please visit:


Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Harvard University
B.A., University of California, Riverside

Program Members

Brown-Spiers, Miriam
Dickey, Jennifer
Dudenhoeffer, Larrie
Eanes, Edward
Giddens, Elizabeth
Hedeen, Tim
Hill, Rebecca
Jaramillo, Nathalia
Keltner, Stacy
Kim, Na-Rae
King, David
LeBaron, Alan
Lewis, Catherine
Lieberman, Robbie
McClintock, Diana
McGrew, Mandy
Miller, Cherie
Morgan, Nina
Niemann, Linda
Nystrom, Elsa
Paracka, Daniel
Patton, Randy
Piecuch, Jim
Pynn, Tom
Reeve, Kay
Richards, Anne
Silva, Ernesto
Stewart, Linda
Thomas, Griselda
Thomas, Joe
Way, Albert
Wright, Trey