Inés Dussel

Inés Dussel
Researcher and Professor at the Department of Educational Research, CINVESTAV

Bio and Research Interest

Born in the US but raised in Argentina, Inés Dussel became a researcher in education early on her career, doing studies in the history and sociology of education. She directed the Education Area of the Latin American School for Social Sciences in Argentina from 2001 to 2008. At this institution she ran projects on media literacy, citizenship education, and curriculum reform, which included research, teacher education, and media production. She created the network “Tramas” for audiovisual literacy and citizenship education with colleagues from Argentina, Chile, and Perú. She was an advisor to the Program Conectar Igualdad, which distributed laptops to 5 million secondary school students in Argentina. She moved to Mexico City in 2011, where she became Researcher and Professor at the Department of Educational Research, CINVESTAV.

Her research interests focus on the relationships among knowledge, schooling, and politics, in a historical and cultural approach. She is currently studying the intersections between schools and digital visual culture, and has developed comparative research projects on the impact of digital technologies in teacher education in four Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay) and in secondary schools in Argentina and Mexico. Her latest work discusses the changes in the space-times of schooling and the effects of digital media on classroom pedagogies.

In the last years she has given keynote lectures at the German Congress for Educational Sciences (Berlin), the Comparative Education Society of Europe (Freiburg), the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society (Melbourne), the Brazilian-Portuguese Congress on Curriculum (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), the UK History of Education Society (Worcester), the Congress on Connected Classrooms (Florianopolis, Brazil), and the Spanish History of Education Conference (El Escorial). 

Recent Positions and honors

2018-2022 Sistema Nacional de Investigadores-CONACyT/Mexico, highest rank III

2017  Fellow of the International Academy of Education 

2014 Dyason Fellowship, University of Melbourne

2013 Invited Fellow at UDESC, CNPq (Brazil)

Member of the Governing Board of the International Association for Visual Culture since 2011.


Ph.D., Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001


(Book) Dussel, Inés, La incorporación de TIC en la formación docente de los países del Mercosur. Estudios comparados sobre políticas e instituciones [The inclusion of ICT in teacher education in Mercosur countries. Comparative studies on educational policies and institutions] (Buenos Aires, Argentina: Editorial Teseo, 2015), 134 pages. 

(Guest editor of special issue) Dussel, Inés & Karin Priem, The visual in histories of education: A Reappraisal, Paedagogica Historica vol. 53, no. 5, nov./dec. 2017.

(Guest editor of special issue) Dussel, Inés & Negin Dahya, Introduction: Problematizing voice and representation in youth media production, Journal of Learning, Media and Technology. 42: 1 (2017), 1-7. DOI:10.1080/17439884.2016. 1205602

(Journal article) Dussel, Inés, Iconoclastic images in the history of education. Another look at children in revolt in two children’s films from the 1930s, Paedagogica Historica vol. 53, no. 5, nov./dec. 2017. DOI: 10.1080/00309230.2017.1374293

(Book chapter) Dussel, Inés, On difficult travels in educational research: What can be learned from speaking across borders? In Anderson-Levitt, K. & E. Rockwell (eds.), Comparing Ethnographies: Learning from Local Studies of Education across the Americas (Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association, 2017), 189-198. 

(Book chapter) Dussel, Inés, Sobre a precariedade da escuela [On the precariousness of schooling], In J. Larrosa (ed.), Elógio da Escola [In praise of schooling] (Belo Horizonte, Autêntica Editora, 2017), 87-111.

(Book chapter) Dussel, Inés, Digital classrooms and the new economies of attention. Reflections on the end of schooling as confinement. In Willis, J. & K. Darian-Smith (eds.), Designing Schools: Space, Place and Pedagogy (London: Routledge, 2017), 229-243. 

(Book chapter) Dussel, Inés, Professional development and digital literacies in Argentinean classrooms. Rethinking ‘what works’ in massive technology programs. In Knobel, M. & J. Kalman (eds.). New Literacies and Teacher Learning: Professional Development and the Digital Turn (New York & Berlin: Peter Lang, 2016), 131-150. 


Contact Information

Dra. Inés Dussel
Departamento de Investigaciones Educativas,
Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados (DIE-CINVESTAV)
Calzada de los Tenorios, 235
Col. Granjas Coapa
Ciudad de México, CP 14330

Phone: +52 55 5483 2814
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