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Mario Suarez

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School of Teacher Education & Leadership

Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: EDUC 334
DialPhone: 435-797-0590
SendEmail: mario.suarez@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University, 2018
Investigating Factors Associated with Same-sex Parental Involvement and Children's Developmental, Early Numeracy, and Early Literacy Outcomes
MA, Mathematics Education, University of Texas at Austin, 2012
Report: Interventions for English Language Learners in the Mathematics Classroom
BA, Ethnic Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2006
Thesis: Adelitas: An Educational History of the Political Involvement, Awareness & Formation of Three Generations of Women Activists Working Towards Justice

Licensures & Certifications

Legacy Master Mathematics Teacher, Texas State Board for Educator Certification, 2013
Classroom Mathematics Teacher , Texas State Board for Educator Certification, 2007

Biography

Dr. Suarez (he/him/el) was born and raised on the Texas-Mexico border. Prior to doctoral work, he taught high school mathematics in Austin, TX. His work has been featured on nprEd and Univision.


Teaching Interests

quantitative methods; queer theory in education; multicultural education

Research Interests

Dr. Suarez's intersectional research agenda broadly asks two questions: 1) How do different minoritized populations experience inequality in PK-12 education, especially at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities?, and 2) How do workplace conditions of teachers impact the way they teach and their persistence/retention in the profession? He tries to answer these questions through a primarily critical quantitative lens with nationally representative data, though also draws on qualitative methods when large data is not available. His research in education draws from the fields of sociology, demography, gender studies, and policy studies. He is interested in the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic status, and how binary notions of gender permeate PK-12 STEM spaces and curricula.

Awards

Invitation to the Transforming Public Education: A Research Agenda Conference, 2019

Rutgers University

Unsung Hero Award, 2018

Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, Texas A&M University

2nd Place Oral Presentation in the Graduate Education and Human Development Category, 2018

Student Research Week, Texas A&M University

Division of Student Affairs Higher Education Award, Higher Education and/or High Impact Learning Research Award, 2018

Student Research Week, Texas A&M University

Invitation to the 1st Annual Intersectional Convening on LGBTQ Youth of Color in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems, 2017

UCLA Williams Institute

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

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            Publications - Translations & Transcripts

              Publications - Other

                Other

              • Suarez, M.I, Latinx people: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies. SAGE
              • Suarez, M.I, Marquez-Velarde, G., Medical experimentation on Mexican women: The Chicana and Chicano Movement: From Aztlan to Zapatistas. ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Praeger
              • Suarez, M.I, Zoot Suit Riots: The Chicana and Chicano Movement: From Aztlan to Zapatistas. ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Praeger

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              Scheduled Teaching

              EDUC 6570 - Introduction to Educational and Psychological Research, Fall 2020

              SCED 3210 - Educational and Multicultural Foundations, Spring 2020

              SCED 3210 - Educational and Multicultural Foundations, Spring 2020

              SCED 3210 - Educational and Multicultural Foundations, Spring 2020

              SCED 3210 - Educational and Multicultural Foundations, Fall 2019

              SOC 3650 - Sociology of Education, Fall 2019


              Graduate Students Mentored