Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco

The Wasserman Dean, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

Dean Suárez-Orozco leads two academic departments, 16 nationally renowned research institutes, and two innovative demonstration schools at UCLA’s oldest School. His research focuses on cultural psychology and psychological anthropology, with an emphasis on globalization, mass migration, and education. He is the award-winning author and co-author of multiple books and essays published by Harvard University Press, University of California Press, Cambridge University Press, New York University Press, inter alia. The recipient of the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle - Mexico's highest honor to a foreign national, he has served as Special Advisor to the Chief Prosecutor, The International Criminal Court, The Hague, and has authored multiple texts for Pope Francis’ Pontifical Academies. At Harvard, he was the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Education and Culture, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Harvard Immigration Projects. At NYU he was the inaugural Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education. In 2009-10 he was the Richard Fisher Member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. At Stanford, as Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, he co-authored with Professor Carola Suárez-Orozco the award-winning Transformations: Immigration, Family Life, and Achievement Motivation Among Latino Adolescents. (Stanford University Press, 1996). He has been Visiting Professor in Paris (L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales), Barcelona (Universitat de Barcelona), Belgium (Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven) and has lectured at the German Foreign Office, the Mexican Foreign Office, the Spanish Foreign Office, The Vatican, US Congress, the UN, the World Economic Forum, and in multiple other scholarly and policy venues in the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Education, and a Trustee of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Dean Suárez-Orozco was educated in public schools in his native Argentina and at U.C. Berkeley where he received his AB, MA and Ph.D.