Dr. Carmen Rodriguez de France

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Victoria.

Carmen is from the Kickapoo Nation in Northeast Mexico.

María del Carmen Rodríguez de France has been a visitor on this land for the past 17 years. Of Kickapoo ancestry and Mexican heritage, Carmen was born and raised in beautiful Monterrey, México. Her career spans twenty-five years with participation in a broad range of educational, community service, and research activities. Presently, Carmen is an Assistant Professor facilitating courses on Indigenous education, pedagogy, and epistemology in the Faculty of Education. Additional to her teaching responsibilities, Carmen’s most recent research centres on Indigenous curriculum development and pedagogy, and Indigenous epistemologies. Additionally, scholarly related interests include early childhood education focusing on the influence of bilingualism and heritage language on identity development.