CERG Description

The goal of the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG) is to provide an evidence base that informs the design of policies and programs that promote the development of citizens for an effective, just, and humane democratic society.

Daniela Kruel DiGiacomo

Daniela Kruel DiGiacomo is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California Riverside's Graduate School of Education, and a member of the CERG research team. Daniela received her PhD in Learning Sciences and Human Development from the University of Colorado Boulder. As a community- and design-based researcher, Daniela’s work investigates how to design for more equitable teaching and learning relationships between adults and young people across various lines of difference. She has authored articles in Mind, Culture & Activity, Pedagogies: An International Journal, and Educational Policy Analysis Archives, among others. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Daniela worked in secondary teaching, school administration, political asylum advocacy, and social work in the Bay Area. She holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies from UC Berkeley and a Master's in Development Studies from Cambridge University.