Suzanne García Mateus

Assistant Professor of Bilingual Education, Department of Education and Leadership; Coordinator of Bilingual Authorization; Co-Director of El Centro/ Center for Latiné Student Success; Director of the Monterey Institute for English Learners (MIEL)

Highest degree
PhD in Bilingual and Bicultural Education, University of Texas at Austin


Bilingualism, bilingual education, dual language education, identity construction, (bi)literacy development, language acquisition, bilingual teacher education, and critical teaching pedagogies (i.e., anti-racism, culturally sustaining, translanguaging, borderlands)

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Suzanne/Susana identifies as a proud bilingual (Spanish/English) Latina/Chicana, first-generation college student and mamá raising multilingual daughters. Her research examines the intersection of language, race, class and other identities in linguistically diverse school contexts. Most recently, she has explored how the cultural and language practices of parents from Latiné and Indigenous backgrounds support and sustain the bi/multilingual learning of their children across generations and borders. Suzanne's publication trajectory includes academic articles in top journals, op-eds in local newspapers, multicultural children's books, and most recently, she co-edited a book titled “Gentrification and Bilingual Education: A Texas TWBE School across Seven Years.”


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