Diana Gonçalves Vidal completed her PhD in History of Education at the University of São Paulo in 1995. After that, she began her academic career at the same University. In 2010 she became Full Professor and currently she serves as Dean of Brazilian Studies Institute (USP). She is member of the Executive Committee of ISCHE,editor of ISCHE and Palgrave Macmillan's Global Histories of Education book series Editorial Board (and editor-in-chief from 2016 to 2020), and, from 2018, took the position of Treasurer at ISCHE. She serves also as a member of the International Advisory Board of the British Journal for Educational Studies (BJES) (2019-2021) and of the International Committee of CEINCE (International Center for School Culture, Spain) (from 2008). She is Senior Editor of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education and coordinator of the Project Knowledges and practices in borders: toward a transnational history of education (1810-...) (FAPESP 2018/26699-4). In 2018, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme granted her a scholarship in the Program Directeurs d'Etudes Associés. She served as President of Brazilian History of Education Society (2003-2007); President of the Committee for Education at CNPq (National Council for Research), National State Department of Science and Technology, Brazil (2012-2015); and vice-dean of Faculty of Education (USP) (2014-2018). She has been awarded scholarships by a variety of organizations and foundations and served as a visiting professor in Paris and Buenos Aires. Her research interests include the New Education, school culture, school practices, historiography of education, connected and transnational history and digital humanities. She has published eight books and more than 100 articles and chapters on these issues including in the past five years: VIDAL, Diana. The failure of a pedagogical innovation: learning to write in Brazil and France at the end of the nineteenth century, in Gary McCullock, Ivor Goodson e Mariano González-Delgado. (Org.). Transnational Perspectives on Curriculum History. 1ed.Londres: Routledge, 2019, v. 1, p. 181-197. VIDAL, Diana. Transnational education in the late nineteenth century: Brazil, France and Portugal connected by a school museum, in Heather Ellis. (Org.). Science, Technologies and Material Culture in the History of Education. 1ed.New York: Routledge, 2018, v. 1, p. 110-127. ECAR, A. L. ; VIDAL, Diana . A microscopic case: The Butantan Rural Graded School and rural education in Brazil in the 1930s, in Rivista di storia dell educazione, v. 5, p. 57-77, 2018. VIDAL, Diana; PAULILO, A. L. . School culture. 1. ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. VIDAL,Diana. Transnational education in the late nineteenth century: Brazil, France and Portugal connected by a school museum, in History of Education, v. 47, p. 1-14, 2017. BICCAS, M. S. ; VIDAL, Diana. Paulo Freire and the literacy in African countries: experiences from a political- liberating pedagogy, in African journal of historical sciences in education, v. 12, p. 325-344, 2016.
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