Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Nathalia Jaramillo

Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
English Building (EB 440), Room 204
Phone: 470-578-2243


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:


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