Alexandra Lima da Silva

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Alexandra Lima da Silva

Teacher, Historian, Writer of children's and youth literature, Consultant

Alexandra Lima da Silva

Rio de Janeiro State University 

Graduate School of Education 

R. São Francisco Xavier, 524 – Maracanã
Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20550-013

I have a PhD in Education from the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ, 2012), a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in History from the Universidade Federal Fluminense/UFF (2006; 2008). I did a sandwich doctorate internship at the Universidad de Alcalá in Spain (2011), with a CAPES scholarship and obtained a FAPERJ Doctoral scholarship Grade 10 Award (2011, 2012 I also served as a Junior Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois, with a CAPES scholarship from January to December 2019. In 2022, I did a senior postdoctoral internship at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, with a CNPq scholarship.

I worked as professor at the Department of History at the Federal University of Mato Grosso/UFMT (2013-2015); in the Postgraduate Program in History at UFMT (2014-2016) and in the Professional Master’s Degree in History Teaching, ProfHist/UFMT (2015-2018). I am currently head of the Department of Social Sciences and Education, elected as University Counsellor (2021-2023), associate professor at the Faculty of Education at UERJ and professor at the Graduate School of Education at UERJ. I supervised doctoral theses, master’s dissertations, and postdoctoral internships.

 I have been a Proscientist at UERJ since 2017, Young Scientist Program of Nosso Estado at FAPERJ since 2015 and I have coordinated research projects contemplated in public notices by FAPEMAT, FAPERJ, CNPq and CAPES. I have produced books and articles in the areas of History and Education, with special attention to the fields of History of Education, History of Teaching and Public History. 

I am a writer and illustrator of children’s books focused on themes of diversity, inclusion, and representation. I manage the YouTube channel called Academicamente Viável, in which I publish the research I have carried out, in order to seek a dialogue with professors about teaching experience and practice. I believe that education and research are investments to face social inequalities which provide inclusion. I understand education as a basic human right.

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