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dr. T.A. (Mieke) Lopes Cardozo

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
GPIO : Governance and Inclusive Development
Photographer: Bram Belloni

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: C4.15
Postal address
  • Postbus 15629
    1001 NC Amsterdam
  • Profile

    Assistant Professor International Development Studies

    Dr. Mieke Lopes Cardozo is assistant professor (tenured) at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research of the University of Amsterdam, and part of the Governance and Inclusive Development Research Group. Her academic research and teaching focuses on the role of education in processes of peacebuilding, social justice and transformation in the contexts of Sri Lanka, Aceh/Indonesia, Bolivia and Myanmar. She recently co-directed the Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding in collaboration with the University of Sussex, Ulster University and UNICEF. She is appointed as Advisor for the Security Council mandated Progress Study on Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. She was recently awarded the 2017 Comenius Teaching Fellowship to implement an education innovation project called Critical Development and Diversity Explorations.

    Background

    Mieke has an academic background in International Relations, Conflict Studies, Latin American Studies (University of Utrecht) and International Development Studies (University of Amsterdam). She formerly worked at UNICEF in the Netherlands at the communications and education/youth department. She joined the UvA in 2007 and between 2011-2016 she coordinated the ‘IS-Academie’ co-funded research project of the University of Amsterdam and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She also led a Research Consortium on Education, Social Justice and Peacebuilding in collaboration with the University of Sussex and the University of Ulster and co-directed the Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding (2014-2016), a partnership with UNICEF’s Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy (PBEA) programme, together with prof. Mario Novelli (University of Sussex), and prof. Alan Smith (University of Ulster). Mieke is also a certified yoga teacher and teaches weekly classes in Amsterdam.

    Research

    Mieke’s research is focused on education in relation to social justice, transformation and peacebuilding. Within this overarching theme, specific research areas of study include: formal and non-formal peacebuilding education; teacher education; teachers’ agency; female educational leadership; gender equality and justice; and youth agency/empowerment. Mieke conducted doctoral research on teachers and social change in Bolivia (2007-2011). Other research areas include the role of (non)formal peace education in Sri Lankapeacebuilding education and female education leaders in the Islamic context of Aceh/ Indonesiaand the relation between education policy, teachers roles’ and young people’s agency in Myanmar.

    Teaching

    Mieke supervises a number of post-doc and PhD researchers and (Research) Master students in International Development Studies working on similar research topics. She also lectures in several BA and MA courses within the International Development Studies programme at the University of Amsterdam. She is involved in GLOBED, an EU Erasmus Mundus Plus-funded joint Masters on Education Policies for Global Development. She is an invited visiting scholar/lecturer at the University of Sussex (2011, 2012, 2014), LSE Institute of Education (2012, 2013, 2014, 2017), University of Malta (2014, 2017), Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (2014, 2015, 2016), University of Auckland (2013), Hogeschool Rotterdam (2010), UMSA La Paz (Bolivia, 2008, 2012), CEDLA (2011), Teachers College Columbia University (October 2016), University of Maastricht (2016), University of Groningen (2017), University of Minho, Portugal (2017), University of Oxford (2017).

    Connecting a passion for research and teaching that focuses on social justice and transformation, the recently awarded Comenius Fellowship allows Mieke to implement the Critical Development and Diversity Explorations innovation project. Through a co-created course with Research Master students from the International Development Studies Programme, we work on developing critical reflective skills to 1) recognise and unlearn deeply rooted, embodied and societal structures of othering, discrimination and exclusion; and 2) explore new, more socially just and transformative ways of relating to the world as a development-scholars/practitioners, by drawing on a range of alternative pedagogies.

    Keywords

    International Development, Peace & Conflict Studies, Peacebuilding & Education, Teacher Education, Teachers' agency, Youth agency, Educational innovation, co-created learning, gender and diversity, Bolivia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Myanmar

     

    C.V.

    Academic Education

    • Senior Teaching Qualification (February 2017- January 2018)
    • PhD University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research - International Development Studies (May 2007-April 2011)
    • CERES PhD training (march-June 2007)
    • Centrum voor Nascholing Amsterdam/UvA, Certification for academic lecturers (part I 2009, Part II and assessment 2012)
    • University of Amsterdam - Vista Foundation, documentary making for social scientists course (August 2007)
    • Msc International Development Studies 2005-2006 (Cum Laude)
      University of Amsterdam/ International School of Humanities and Social Sciences
      Specialisation: Education and Development.
      Fieldwork and thesis on Peace Education in Sri Lanka.
    • BA History of International Relations
      2001- 2005 University of Utrecht
      Minors: Conflict Studies, International Development Studies,  Latin America Studies.

    Professional experience

    • Assistant professor in International Development studies (May 2012 - present)
    • Comenius Teaching Fellow Laureate (2017-present)
    • Co-director of the Research Cobsortium on Education and Peacebuilding (2014-2016)
    • Coordinator IS Academie research programme (2012 - 2016)
    • Certified yoga teacher: Yoga Opens Up (2012-present)
    • Postdoc Lecturer and Researcher IS Academie, in International Development Studies (May 2011 - May 2012)
    • University of Amsterdam, PhD candidate, IS Academie (May 2007 - May 2011)
    • University of Amsterdam, research assistant of dr Mario Novelli, Education and Conflict (January - April 2007)
    • Freelance writer and editor (2006 - 2007)
    • UNICEF Netherlands (January 2005 - December 2006):
      o Editorial work for the Youth and Education section. Developing teacher guides and educational material for Dutch schoolchildren on development issues.
      o Editorial work for the Communications section.
    • UNICEF Netherlands, internship at the Youth and Education section (September-December 2004).
    • Türk Kültür Merkezi Utrecht/ Studiekring Utrecht, language and maths tutor for primary school students (2003-2004).

    Languages:
    Dutch - mother tongue; English - fluent; Spanish - fluent; French and German - basic knowledge.

    For PDFs or links to recent publications please visit the Education and Development Blog: http://educationanddevelopment.wordpress.com/members/mieke-lopes-cardozo/ 

    Website Mieke Lopes Cardozo - Education and International Development

  • Publications

    2019

    2018

    • Lopes Cardozo, M., & Novelli, M. (2018). Education in Emergencies: Tracing the Emergence of a Field. In A. Verger, M. Novelli, & H. Kosar-Altinyelken (Eds.), Global Education Policy and International Development: New Agendas, Issues and Policies (2nd ed., pp. 233-254). London: Bloomsbury. [details]
    • Lopes Cardozo, T. A., & Srimulyani, E. (2018). Analysing the spectrum of female education leaders’ agency in Islamic boarding schools in post-conflict Aceh, Indonesia. Gender and Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540253.2018.1544361

    2017

    • Duncan, R., & Lopes Cardozo, M. (2017). Reclaiming Reconciliation through Community Education for the Muslims and Tamils of post-war Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Research in Comparative and International Education, 12(1), 76-94. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745499917696425 [details]
    • Novelli, M., Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A., & Smith, A. (2017). The 4Rs Framework: Analyzing Education’s Contribution to Sustainable Peacebuilding with Social Justice in Conflict-Affected Contexts. Journal on Education in Emergencies, 3(1), 14-43. https://doi.org/10.17609/N8S94K [details]

    2016

    2015

    2014

    2013

    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (2013). A Critical Theoretical Perspective on Education and Social Change in Bolivia: A Contested Alternative Pedagogy. In S. C. Motta, & M. Cole (Eds.), Education and social change in Latin America (pp. 89-106). (Marxism and education). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [details]
    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (2013). Decolonising Bolivian education: ideology versus reality. In T. G. Griffiths, & Z. Millei (Eds.), Logics of socialist education: engaging with crisis, insecurity and uncertainty (pp. 21-36). (Explorations of educational purpose; No. 24). Dordrecht: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4728-9_2 [details]
    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (2013). Turbulence in Bolivia's normales: teacher education as a socio-political battlefield. Prospects, 43(1), 17-34. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11125-012-9256-4 [details]
    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A., & Strauss, J. A. S. (2013). From the local to the regional and back: Bolivia’s politics of decolonizing education in the context of the ALBA-TCP. In T. Muhr (Ed.), Counter-Globalization and Socialism in the 21st Century: The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (pp. 203-218). (Rethinking Globalizations; No. 45). London: Routledge. [details]

    2012

    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (2012). Transforming pre-service teacher education in Bolivia: from indigenous denial to decolonisation? Compare - A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 42(5), 751-772. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2012.696040 [details]
    • Novelli, M., & Lopes Cardozo, M. (2012). Globalizing educational interventions in zones of conflict: the role of Dutch aid to education and conflict. In A. Verger, M. Novelli, & H. A. Altinyelken (Eds.), Global education policy and international development: new agendas, issues and policies (pp. 223-244). London: Bloomsbury. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781472544575.ch-011 [details]

    2009

    • Lopes Cardozo, M. (2009). Teachers in a Bolivian context of conflict: actors for or against change? Globalisation, Societies and Education, 7(4), 409-432. https://doi.org/10.1080/14767720903412226 [details]
    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A., & May, A. (2009). Teaching for peace - overcoming division? Peace education in reconciliation processes in Sri Lanka and Uganda. In S. Nicolai (Ed.), Opportunities for change: Education innovation and reform during and after conflict (pp. 201-217). (Education in emergencies and reconstruction). Paris: UNESCO/IIEP. [details]

    2008

    2019

    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (2019). Analytical Framework and Methodological Approach to Research Education and Peacebuilding. In M. T. A. Lopes Cardozo, & E. J. T. Maber (Eds.), Sustainable Peacebuilding and Social Justice in Times of Transition: Findings on the Role of Education in Myanmar (pp. 13-31). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93812-7_2 [details]
    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A., & Maber, E. J. T. (2019). Introduction. In M. T. A. Lopes Cardozo, & E. J. T. Maber (Eds.), Sustainable Peacebuilding and Social Justice in Times of Transition: Findings on the Role of Education in Myanmar (pp. 1-11). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93812-7_1 [details]
    • Maber, E. J. T., Lopes Cardozo, M., & Higgins, S. (2019). Drawing Conclusions: The Role of Education in Moving Towards Sustainable Peace in Myanmar. In M. T. A. Lopes Cardozo, & E. J. T. Maber (Eds.), Sustainable Peacebuilding and Social Justice in Times of Transition: Findings on the Role of Education in Myanmar (pp. 251-261). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93812-7_12 [details]
    • Shah, R., & Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (2019). Myanmar’s Education System: Historical Roots, the Current Context, and New Opportunities. In M. T. A. Lopes Cardozo, & E. J. T. Maber (Eds.), Sustainable Peacebuilding and Social Justice in Times of Transition: Findings on the Role of Education in Myanmar (pp. 65-86). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93812-7_4 [details]
    • Shah, R., Aung, K. M., & Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (2019). Education and Policy Challenges of a Situation in Flux. In M. T. A. Lopes Cardozo, & E. J. T. Maber (Eds.), Sustainable Peacebuilding and Social Justice in Times of Transition: Findings on the Role of Education in Myanmar (pp. 87-113). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93812-7_5 [details]

    2018

    • Higgins, S., & Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (2018). Youth Agency for Peacebuilding in and Beyond Education: Possibilities and Constraints. In M. T. A. Lopes Cardozo, & E. J. T. Maber (Eds.), Sustainable Peacebuilding and Social Justice in Times of Transition: Findings on the Role of Education in Myanmar (pp. 185-208). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93812-7_9 [details]

    2017

    2015

    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (Author). (2015). Education as a stronghold? The ambiguous connections between education, resilience and peacebuilding. Web publication/site, Geneva: NORRAG. Retrieved from http://www.norrag.org/fileadmin/Other_publications/NORRAG_policy_research_note_2.pdf [details]
    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A., & Shah, R. (2015). Situating studies of education and conflict within the evolving field of comparative and international education: past, present and future. In Z. Gross, & L. Davies (Eds.), The contested role of education in conflict and fragility (pp. 249-255). (The World Council of Comparative Education Societies; No. series 3, vol. 1). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6300-010-9_16 [details]
    • Lopes Cardozo, M., Higgins, S., Maber, E., Brandt, C. O., Kusmallah, N., & Le Mat, M. L. J. (2015). Literature review: Youth agency, peacebuilding and education. Amsterdam: Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding, University of Amsterdam. [details]
    • Novelli, M., Lopes Cardozo, M., & Smith, A. (2015). A Theoretical Framework for Analysing the Contribution of Education to Sustainable Peacebuilding: 4Rs in Conflict-Affected Contexts. Research Consortium Education and Peacebuilding. [details]
    • Shah, R., & Lopes Cardozo, M. (2015). The politics of education in emergencies and conflict. In T. McCowan, & E. Unterhalter (Eds.), Education and international development: an introduction (pp. 181-200). London: Bloomsbury Academic. [details]

    2012

    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (2012). Los futuros maestros y el cambio social en Bolivia: entre la descolonización y las movilizaciones. La Paz: PIEB (Programa de Investigación Estratégica en Bolivia). [details]

    2010

    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A., & Novelli, M. (2010). Dutch aid to education and conflict. Paris: UNESCO. [details]

    2017

    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A., & Scotto, G. (2017). Youth, Peacebuilding and the Role of Education. (INEE/YPS Thematic Paper). Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE). [details]

    2016

    • Higgins, S., Maber, E. J. T., Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A., & Shah, R. (2016). Education and peacebuilding in Myanmar. Amsterdam: Research Consortium and Peacebuilding, University of Amsterdam.
    • Lopes Cardozo, T. A., Higgins, S., & le Mat, M. L. J. (2016). Youth Agency and Peacebuilding: An Analysis of the Role of Formal and Non-Formal Education. Synthesis report on findings from Myanmar, Pakistan, South Africa and Uganda. University of Amsterdam/UNICEF.
    • Shah, R. A., Maber, E. J. T., Lopes Cardozo, T. A., & Paterson, R. (2016). Peacebuilding Education and Advocay Programma, UNICEF Programme Report 2012-2016. United Nations Children’s Fund.

    2015

    • Higgins, S., Maber, E. J. T., Lopes Cardozo, T. A., & Shah, R. A. (2015). Selections of a Research Report on Education and peacebuilding in Myanmar. University of Amsterdam.
    • Lopes Cardozo, M., Fritsch, F., & Niskanen, T. (2015). [Review of: D. Burde (2014) Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan]. South Asia Journal, 38(4), 852-853. https://doi.org/10.1080/00856401.2015.1082217 [details]

    2009

    • Lopes Cardozo, M. (2009). De onderwijzer, een onmisbare schakel. Onze Wereld, 52(7/8), 36-37. [details]
    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (2009). Onderwijzen is meer dan lesgeven alleen. In Heilige Huisjes 2009: Een frisse blik op ontwikkelingssamenwerking (pp. 34-41). Den Haag: Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, IS-academie. [details]

    2008

    • Lopes Cardozo, M. (2008). De onechte wereld van het schoolboek. In Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (Ed.), Heilige huisjes: anders kijken naar internationale samenwerking (pp. 18-28). Den Haag: IS Academie & Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken. [details]

    2012

    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (2012). Decolonising the education system in Bolivia: ‘vivir bien’ through education?. Paper presented at Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Conference, Amsterdam, .

    Award

    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (2009). 'Investeren in leerkrachten: onderwijzen is meer dan lesgeven alleen'.

    Membership

    • Lopes Cardozo, T. A. (2017-2021). Comenius Teaching Fellow 2017 – and inivited Comenius Laureate Member of the Comenius Community which is to be embedded within KNAW., Comenius Community.
    • Lopes Cardozo, T. A. (2016-2017). Advisory committee for Global Study on Security Council Resolution 2250, Youth, Peace and Security, UN SG.
    • Lopes Cardozo, T. A. (2015-2017). Co-chair and co-founder of the Conflict, Education and Emergencies SIG (Special Interest Group) of the Comparative and International Education (…), Comparative and International Education Societies.
    • Lopes Cardozo, T. A. (2014-2017). member of the Education Policy Working Group, International Network for Education in Emergencies.
    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (2014). Member, Working Group on Education and Fragility of the International Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE).
    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (2013). Visiting Research Fellow, University of Auckland, Faculty of Education.
    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (2013). Member of the Dutch Knowledge forum Security and Rule of Law, working group on the ‘Comprehensive Approach’, Dutch Knowledge forum Security and Rule of Law.
    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (2013). Coordinating member in a new join Master programme GLOBEDCoordinating member from UvA in an EU funded project to development a new joint Master (…), European Comission.
    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (2013). International Coordinating ConvenorInternational and coordinating Convenor for the thematic area 10 ‘Voices from countries/areas in conflict and (…), the XV World Congress on Comparative Education Societies in Buenos Aires.
    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (2013). Invited Member, NORRAG Policy seminar on Education and Conflict, Graduate Institute of IDS, Geneva.

    Media appearance

    • Lopes Cardozo, T. A. & Shah, R. (10-04-2017). Education for sustainable peace? [Web]. Education for sustainable peace?.

    Talk / presentation

    • Lopes Cardozo, T. A. (invited speaker) (24-11-2016). Researching the role of education and youth in sustainable peacebuilding, UNU MERIT, Graduate School of Governance, GPAC2 seminar, Maastricht, Netherlands.
    • Lopes Cardozo, T. A. (invited speaker) (25-10-2016). “Teaching for peace or conflict? A conceptual journey to study educator’s and students’ agency for sustainable peacebuilding”, ITS workshop, New York, United States.
    • Lopes Cardozo, T. A. (speaker) (24-8-2016). Agents of Peace and Conflict, CPE (Cultural Political Economy) Conference Bristol University, Bristol, United Kingdom.
    • Lopes Cardozo, T. A. (invited speaker) & Shah, R. A. (invited speaker) (10-8-2016). The Role of Education for Human Security in Aceh Indonesia, meeting of Indonesian Deans of Political Sciences, Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
    • Lopes Cardozo, T. A. (speaker) (6-8-2016). Reconsidering contextualised notions of dayah female education leaders’ agency for peacebuilding in the post-conflict and post-tsunami context of Aceh, Indonesia, ICAIOS VI Conference, Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
    • Lopes Cardozo, T. A. (invited speaker) (27-5-2016). The role of formal and non-formal education for youth peacebuilding agency in Myanmar, Pakistan, South Africa and Uganda, UNICEF Regional Meeting of ROSA on Education and Peacebuilding, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
    • Lopes Cardozo, T. A. (speaker) (6-3-2016). The role of formal and non-formal peacebuilding educationprogrammes focusing on youth, Comparative and International Education Societies (CIES), , Vancouver, Canada.
    • Lopes Cardozo, T. A. (invited speaker) (1-3-2016). Education and Youth Agency for Peacebuilding, World Bank Forum on Fragility and Conflict, Deep Dive Conference: The Role of Education in Conflict Affected Contexts, Washington DC, United States.
    • Lopes Cardozo, T. A. (invited speaker) (20-1-2016). Peacebuilding education programmes for youth, Practitioner/Researcher Forum on Education, Conflict and Instability, United Kingdom.
    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (invited speaker) & Carapic, J. (invited speaker) (21-10-2015). Education, urban violence, and youth: exploring pathways or roadblocks for peace in the city, INEE Symposium, Education, Urban Violence and Countering Violent Extremism, UNHCR HQ, Geneva.
    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (invited speaker) (20-8-2015). Reviewing recent debates on youth agency, education and peacebuilding, UN Global Forum on Youth and Security, Amman.
    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (invited speaker) (3-4-2014). Education and peacebuilding in post-conflict and post-tsunami Aceh, Indonesia, Invited lecture as part of 'Education in Conflict and Emergencies seminar series', Institute of Education, University of London.
    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (invited speaker) & Novelli, M. (invited speaker) (12-10-2012). Workshop on Education, Securitization and Development, UKFIET student conference, London, United Kingdom.

    Others

    • Lopes Cardozo, T. A. (organiser) (20-4-2016 - 22-4-2016). Research Consortium Dissemination Seminar, Amsterdam. The role of Education in Peacebuilding (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Pheral, T. (organiser), Novelli, M. (organiser), Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (organiser), Shah, R. (organiser) & Selenica, E. (organiser) (2014). BAICE conference. Open Conference Meeting: Network for Research in Education, Conflict and Emergencies (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (organiser) & Zoetelief, J. M. (organiser) (25-6-2012 - 26-6-2012). CERES Summerschool, Amsterdam. Futures of Education and Development Panel 1 (Education Forces in Latin America) and Panel 2 (Peace, Conflict and Security) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Lopes Cardozo, M. T. A. (participant) (29-9-2011 - 30-9-2011). International Seminar Education and International Development - Why Research Matters. Coordinator/organisation (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).

    2011

    2016

    • Carapic, J., & Lopes Cardozo, M. (2016). Education, urban violence, and youth: exploring pathways or roadblocks for ‘peace’ in the city. (NORRAG's Working Paper Series; No. 10). Geneva: NORRAG. [details]
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