- U.C. Berkeley
- California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego
Awards, Honors, Fellowships
- Chair, American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Immigration (2010 to 2012)
- Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship (2009/10) [Princeton, NJ]
- Virginia & Warren Stone Award — Harvard University Press’ Outstanding Book on Education and Society (2007) [for Learning a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society
- American Psychological Association Presidential Citation (2006) [for research and contribution to understanding of immigrant youth and families]
- Society for Research on Adolescence Social Policy Best Book Award (1996) [for Transformations: Immigration, Family Life & Achievement Motivation Among Latino Adolescents]
Teaching and Research Interests
- Immigrant families, children, and youth
- Academic trajectories of engagement and performance among immigrant adolescents The “social mirror” & identity formation
- Immigrant family separations
- The role of mentors in facilitating positive development in immigrant youth
- The gendered experiences of immigrant youth
- The effects of unauthorized status on development
- Civic engagement among emerging adults
- Community college experiences of immigrant youth
Suárez-Orozco, C., Yoshikawa, Y., Teranishi, R., & Suárez-Orozco, M. (2011). Growing up in the Shadows: The Developmental Implications of Unauthorized Status. Harvard Educational Review. 81(3) 438-472.
Suárez-Orozco, C., Bang, H.J., & Kim, H.Y. (2011). “I Felt Like My Heart Was Staying Behind:” Psychological Implications Of Immigrant Family Separations & Reunifications. Journal of Adolescent Research, 21(2), 222-257.
Suárez-Orozco, C., Gaytán, F.X., Bang, H.J. ,Pakes, J., & Rhodes, J. (2010). Academic Trajectories of Newcomer Immigrant Youth. Developmental Psychology, 46(3) 602-618.
Suárez-Orozco, C., Suárez-Orozco, M. & Todorova, T. (2008). Learning a New Land: Immigrant Children in American Society (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press).
Suárez-Orozco, C. & Suárez-Orozco, M. (2001). Children of Immigration. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press).