Dr Olivera Kamenarac

Olivera Kamenarac

Senior Lecturer


Education; Education Politics; Pedagogy; Professional Studies in Education; Social Sciences and Education; Teacher Professional Learning/Development; Teaching Ethics and Professionalism

Childhood studies, Philosophy of Education

Qualifications: Ph.D, MA(ECE), M.S.Ed, BEd. (Hons)

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: TT 2.12A
Phone: +64 7 838 4466 ext. 7959

Research Interests

My research interests include philosophy in/of education, educational policies and politics, critical pedagogies, teacher agency, advocacy and activism, professional identities, professionalism, cultural diversity

The NZARE Lyn Foote Award for Research in Early Childhood 2019 recipient

Recent Publications

  • Karamercan, O., Matapo, J., Kamenarac, O., Fa’avae, D. T. M., Arndt, S., Irwine, R., . . . Del Monte, P. (2022). Engaging and developing community in digital spaces: Approaches from the Editorial Development Group. Educational Philosophy and Theory. doi:10.1080/00131857.2022.2041412

  • Kamenarac, O. (2021). Re-thinking ways of being a teacher and doing an early childhood project: A critical examination of discourses and identities in early childhood policies and practice. In Language and Society Conference. New Zelaand.

  • Kamenarac, O. (2021). Resisting neoliberalism in early childhood education: Stories of teachers' advocacy and activism. In The 21st PECERA (Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association) International Conference. University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand (Virtual).

  • Kamenarac, O. (2021). Problematising constructions of ‘expert teachers’ and ‘vulnerable children’ in New Zealand Early Childhood. International Journal of Early Years Education, 1-16. doi:10.1080/09669760.2021.1892602 Open Access version:

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