Marcelo Suárez-Orozco
University of Massachusetts, Boston

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Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco's research, on conceptual and empirical problems in the areas of cultural psychology and psychological anthropology with a focus on the study of mass migration, globalization, and education, has been funded by the NSF, W. T. Grant, Spencer, Ford, Carnegie, other national and international foundations, and donors. He is author of numerous scholarly essays, award-winning books, and edited volumes published by Harvard University Press, Stanford University Press, the University of California Press, Cambridge University Press, New York University Press, and numerous scholarly papers appearing in international journals, in a range of disciplines and languages, including Harvard Educational Review, Revue Française de Pédagogie (Paris), Harvard Business Review, Cultuur en Migratie (Leuven), Harvard International Review, Temas: Cultura, Ideologia y Sociedad (Havana), Harvard Policy Review, Ethos, International Migration (Geneva), Anthropology and Education Quarterly, The Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Annual Reviews of Anthropology, and others. Professor Suarez-Orozco is Dean of UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and Distinguished Professor of Education. At NYU he was the founding Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education and also held the title of University Professor. At Harvard, he was the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Education and Culture. In 1997, along with Carola Suarez-Orozco, he co-founded the Harvard Immigration Projects and co-directed the largest study ever funded in the history of the National Science Foundation's Cultural Anthropology division - a study of Asian, Afro-Caribbean, and Latino immigrant youth in American society. The award-winning book reporting the results of this landmark study, Learning A New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society (C. Suarez-Orozco, M. Suarez-Orozco, and I. Todorova) was published by Harvard University Press in 2008 At the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, he was the Richard Fisher Membership Fellow (2009-2010), working on education and globalization - including Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World with Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, published in 2010 by New York University Press, and on immigration, including Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue published by the University of California Press in 2011 In 2004 he was elected to the National Academy of Education, in 2006 he was awarded The Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle - Mexico's highest honor to a foreign national, and in 2012 he was appointed Special Advisor to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and the City of the Hague on Education, Peace, and Justice."

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