Carla Ruthes Coelho
Carla Ruthes Coelho is a Brazilian educator and Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Education at Western University. She started her career as a language teacher in Brazil, completing her teaching education program at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. In Brazil, Carla worked with learners at the elementary, secondary, and undergraduate levels. In Canada since 2014, she became involved in the field of early childhood education as an advocate and as an ECE. Her research interests revolve around the areas of literacies, curriculum, dissident subjectivities and identities, and early childhood education. Her current research analyses the treatment of gender and sexual identities within Canadian Early Learning Frameworks through a social justice and a gender expansive lens.