2018 Great Immigrants Recipient

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco
Dean, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
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“Latinos are now writing an essential new chapter in the American narrative. Theirs is a unique story of belonging, because Latinos are both ‘old’ Americans, ‘new’ Americans and ‘doubly’ American,” Marcelo Suárez-Orozco wrote in his book, “Latinos: Remaking America,” first published in 2001. Marcelo Suárez-Orozco is the Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. He’s also the author of numerous scholarly essays, award-winning books, edited volumes and more than 150 scholarly papers. He is co-director of the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education and has served as a special advisor to the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. In 2018, Pope Francis appointed Suárez-Orozco as an Academician of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. He serves on the board of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Updated July 2018