Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, PhD
Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, PhD
The Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education; Co-Director, Immigration Studies at New York University
Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco's research is 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. He is author of numerous scholarly essays, award-winning books, and edited volumes published by some of the leading scholarly outlets in the world (including multiple books with Harvard University Press, Stanford University Press, the University of California Press, Cambridge University Press, and New York University Press), and over 150 scholarly papers appearing in such international journals as Harvard Educational Review, Harvard Business Review, Harvard International Review, Harvard Policy Review, Ethos, International Migration, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, Revue Française de Pédagogie, The Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and others. At Harvard, Professor Suárez-Orozco was 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. Suárez-Orozco, M. Suárez-Orozco, and I. Todorova) was published by Harvard University Press in 2008. At the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, he was the Richard Fisher Membership Fellow (2009-2010), working on education and globalization – including the forthcoming volume Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World with Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, New York University Press, and on immigration, including the forthcoming volume, Lifting the Lamp: Shedding Light on Immigration Dilemmas, with Carola Suárez-Orozco. Professor Suárez- Orozco lectures widely throughout the world. He has delivered the Norbert Elias Lecture at the Amsterdam School for Social Sciences in the Netherlands. He has been Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of Barcelona (Spain), Visiting Professor of Anthropology at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), and Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford where he wrote with Carola Suárez-Orozco, the award- winning Transformations: Migration, Family Life and Achievement Motivation among Latino Adolescents (Stanford University Press, 1995). Professor Suárez-Orozco was educated in Argentina and at the University of California, Berkeley where he received his A.B. (Psychology, 1980), M.A. (Anthropology, 1981) and Ph. D. (Anthropology, 1986). In 2006 he was awarded The Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle.