Marcelo Suárez-Orozco

Member Since: 2004

Marcelo M. Suárez-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), Temas: Cultura, Ideologia y Sociedad (Havana), Ethos, International Migration (Geneva), Anthropology and Education Quarterly, The Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Annual Reviews of Anthropology, and others. Dr. Suárez-Orozco is Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, Boston and the Wasserman Dean Emeritus of UCLA’s School of Education and Information Studies. At NYU he was the inaugural Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education and also held the title of University Professor. At Harvard, he served as the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Education and Culture. In 1997, along with Carola Suárez-Orozco, he co-founded the Harvard Immigration Project 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. The Chancellor was Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, where he wrote the award winning  Transformations: Immigration, Family Life, and Achievement Motivation Among Latino Adolescents with Carola Suárez-Orozco (Stanford University Press in 1995). At the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, he was the Richard Fisher Membership Fellow (2009-2010), working on education and globalization. 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, 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, and in 2018 he was named Great Immigrant/Great American by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.  In 2019 His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Chancellor to the Executive Committee of Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. The Chancellor serves as Trustee of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (Stanford); in the Trust and Governance Board of the American Academy of arts and Sciences (Cambridge); Member of the Board of Directs of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation (Boston); and Member of the Board of Directors of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (Boston).

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