Associate Professor, Director of Research
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
College of Education
Claudia Matus is the Director of Research and Associate Professor at the College of Education at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She leads the research group titled BioSocioCultural Inclusion in Education at the Center for Educational Justice. Her research interests include subjectivities and post-representational theories, space/time and movement theories, curriculum theory, and policy. In the last few years she has been publishing in these areas, especially on issues concerning the production of normalcy and difference in schools and universities. She is actually writing her coming edited book, “Ethnography & Policy: Entanglements of Normalcies and Differences in Schools” (Springer, forthcoming) where queer, feminist, and post-representational theories are used to explore on the implications of dominant ways of understanding the division between normal and different subjectivities to reiterate structures of inequality in schools.
From Sept 2018 I will cooperate with various stakeholders in a EU project aiming at increasing border commuting by matching 50 foreign-born/second generation Swedes with employers in Denmark. Together with colleagues from Copenhagen University I will investigate the interaction at the working sites, analyzing linguistic, sociological, cultural and professional challenges. Another project (in collaboration with researchers from Business Administration, Lund University) deals with the ritualization of the shareholders’ general meetings of Swedish enterprises, using perspectives from economic anthropology and discourse analysis. The cross-disciplinary team will combine ethnographic observations, interviews and analyses of various texts.
Critical Imaginaries and Interseccionality, Cultures, Gender, Race.