Mario Suarez

School of Teacher Education and Leadership

Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies


Mario I. Suarez

Contact Information

Office Location: EDUC 334
Phone: 435-797-0590
Email: mario.suarez@usu.edu
Additional Information:

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

Education & Social Sciences Advanced Research Methods Certificate, Texas A&M University, College of Education and Human Development, 2018
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/trans theory in education; multicultural education foundations

Research Interests

Dr. Suarez's is interested in the intersection of race, gender identity, sexuality, and class, and how binary notions of gender permeate K-12 STEM spaces and curricula. His intersectional research agenda broadly asks: How does our understanding of gender and sexuality shape K-12 education (e.g., standards, curriculum, bathrooms, group placements, sports, STEM, teachers and teaching)? He tries to answer this question through a primarily critical quantitative lens using nationally representative data, though he 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.

Awards

Department Researcher of the Year, 2022

School of Teacher Education and Leadership, Utah State University

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 | Books

  • Suarez, M.I, Mangin, M.M, Transgender studies in K-12 education: Mapping an agenda for research and practice (tentative title). Harvard Education Press

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

Professional Journal

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Technical Reports

    Other Reports

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Other

    Other

    • Suarez, M.I, (2021). Trans teachers (K-12): Encyclopedia of Queer Studies in Education. Brill | Sense Publishers
    • Suarez, M.I, (2021). Latinx people: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies. SAGE Publications, Inc.
    • Suarez, M.I, Marquez-Velarde, G., Medical Experimentation on Mexican Women: The Encyclopedia of 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

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Teaching

    SCED 3210 - Educational and Multicultural Foundations, Fall 2021
    EDUC 6570 - Introduction to Educational and Psychological Research, Fall 2021
    SCED 3210 - Educational and Multicultural Foundations, Spring 2021
    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