Maili Ow González holds Ph.D. in Didactics of Languages and Literature from the Complutense University of Madrid. She is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education at the Catholic University of Chile, where she teaches children’s and youth literature to students enrolled in both, primary education and early childhood teacher training programs. Her research focuses on children’s literature, multimodality, and the treatment of the subject of death. Currently she is working on digital literacy in secondary schools.
Isabel Ibaceta is a researcher at the Institute for Education Sciences, Universidad de O’Higgins, Chile. She holds a Master’s degree in Children’s Literature from the University of Roehampton and a PhD degree in Literature from Universidad de Chile. She is co-editor of Literatura para Infancia, Adolescencia y Juventud: Reflexiones desde los estudios literarios (Universitaria, 2016) and has published on canonical Chilean children’s novels by Marcela Paz and on national identity. She also participated in the creation of the Diploma Program in Children’s Literature at Universidad de Chile. Currently, she teaches literature to students of the secondary, primary and early childhood education training programs at Universidad de O’Higgins.
Felipe Munita holds a Ph.D. in Didactics of Language and Literature from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, where he was also a visiting professor between 2017 and 2020. Munita has been advisor and professor in international literacy mediator training programs. He is currently a professor and researcher at the Faculty of Education of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. His research revolves around the figure of the literacy mediator, literary education, and poetry for young adults and children. He is also a member of the research group GRETEL.
Ja’nos Kovacs holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Linguistics from our host university and a diploma in Archival Sciences from Universidad de Chile. He has worked as a literacy mediator in Fundación la Fuente’s network of libraries and is currently in charge of coordinating the upcoming IRSCL biennial.