Teresa Colomer



Building G5 – Office 129

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B.A. In Hispanic and Catalan Literature. She has a PhD in Education and is a professor of literature didactics at the Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona. She is also the director of GRETEL, a research group that studies the relationships between reading, literature for children and youngsters, and literacy teaching and learning. She has published more than 250 papers and books on these subjects.

She has been a recognised researcher for more than 25 years. In 1990, She received the Rosa Sensat award for Ensenyar a llegir, ensenyar a comprendre (co-published with Anna Camps), then in 2003 her book A formaçao do Leitor literario: Narrativa infantil e juvenil granted her the Cecilia Meireles Award for best theoretical book of the year. She also received the Pedagogy Award of the Catalan Encyclopaedia Foundation in 2004 and 2005, and in 2015 Literacy Research Association gave her the Edward B. Fry Book Award for the book Visual Journeys Through Wordless Narratives. An International Inquiry with Immigrant Children and The Arrival (co-directed with E.Arizpe and C.Martínez-Roldán).

She has pioneered innovative projects in Spain such as the first postgraduate on School Libraries (1990-1993), the only existing official masters on libraries and reading promotion, and the first academic network of children’s literature research in the (1999-2006).