Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco is Dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. At Harvard University, Suárez-Orozco served as professor of human development and psychology and as the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Education and Culture. He co-founded the Harvard Immigration Project in 1997 and co-directed the largest study ever funded in the history of the National Science Foundation’s Cultural Anthropology Division. In 2004, he was appointed the inaugural Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education at NYU where he also held the title of University Professor. In 2009, he was appointed the Fisher Membership Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ. Dr. Suárez-Orozco’s research focuses on problems in the areas of cultural psychology and psychological anthropology with an emphasis on the study of mass migration, globalization, and education.
Suárez-Orozco is the author of numerous scholarly essays, award-winning books, and edited volumes published by Harvard University Press, Stanford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and others. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, W. T. Grant, the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, among others.In 2004, Suárez-Orozco 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. He is a former special advisor for education, peace, and justice to the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Dean Suárez-Orozco’s research is regularly featured in the media, including in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, among others, as well as on NPR, CNN, and MSNBC, and numerous international publications and media outlets.