Suzanne Mateus

Notable Achievements

Visiting Assistant Professor of Education Suzanne García-Mateus was interviewed by Austin’s Community Impactnewspaper. The article “Austin ISD’s Bilingual Program Aims to Narrow Achievement Gap” provides a brief history of bilingual education in the U.S. and offers multiple perspectives focused on becoming bilingual, bi-literate, and bicultural in Austin public schools.

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Expertise

Bilingual/Bicultural Elementary Education, Language Acquisition, Multicultural Children’s Literature, Social Justice & Equity in Teacher Education, Bi-literacy Development, Mexican-American Studies

Suzanne Garcia-Mateus received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 2016, her M.A. from the University of Michigan in 2005, and her B.A. from University of Texas in 1999. 

Honors & Awards

  • 2018. CAE Concha Delgado Gaitan Presidential Fellow, American Anthropological Association Conference
  • 2018. Bilingual Education Research SIG, Outstanding Dissertation Award, American Educational Research Association (2ndPlace)
  • 2018. Second Language Research SIG, Outstanding Dissertation Award, American Educational Research Association (Finalist)
  • 2017. Southwestern University, Community Engaged Learning (CEL) Fellowship
  • 2016. University of Texas, Professional Development Award
  • 2015. University of Texas, Alexander Caswell Ellis Fellowship in Education
  • 2015. University of Texas, Professional Development Award
  • 2015. University of Texas, Graduate School Sumer Fellowship
  • 2012. University of Texas, Professional Development Award
  • 2012. University of Texas, Alexander Caswell Ellis Fellowship in Education
  • 2011. University of Texas, Alexander Caswell Eliis Fellowship in Education
  • 2010. University of Texas, Alexander Caswell Ellis Fellowship in Education
  • 2004. University of Michigan, School of Education Fellowship

Affiliations

  • 2011-present. American Education Research Association (AERA): Bilingual Education SIG, Language and Social Processes SIG, and Teaching and Teacher Education SIG
  • 2015-present. American Anthropological Association (AAA): Anthropology and Educaiton SIG and Language and Social Processes SIG
  • 2009-2017. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
  • Suzanne Garcia-Mateus received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 2016, her M.A. from the University of Michigan in 2005, and her B.A. from University of Texas in 1999. 

    Honors & Awards

    • 2018. CAE Concha Delgado Gaitan Presidential Fellow, American Anthropological Association Conference
    • 2018. Bilingual Education Research SIG, Outstanding Dissertation Award, American Educational Research Association (2ndPlace)
    • 2018. Second Language Research SIG, Outstanding Dissertation Award, American Educational Research Association (Finalist)
    • 2017. Southwestern University, Community Engaged Learning (CEL) Fellowship
    • 2016. University of Texas, Professional Development Award
    • 2015. University of Texas, Alexander Caswell Ellis Fellowship in Education
    • 2015. University of Texas, Professional Development Award
    • 2015. University of Texas, Graduate School Sumer Fellowship
    • 2012. University of Texas, Professional Development Award
    • 2012. University of Texas, Alexander Caswell Ellis Fellowship in Education
    • 2011. University of Texas, Alexander Caswell Eliis Fellowship in Education
    • 2010. University of Texas, Alexander Caswell Ellis Fellowship in Education
    • 2004. University of Michigan, School of Education Fellowship

    Affiliations

    • 2011-present. American Education Research Association (AERA): Bilingual Education SIG, Language and Social Processes SIG, and Teaching and Teacher Education SIG
    • 2015-present. American Anthropological Association (AAA): Anthropology and Educaiton SIG and Language and Social Processes SIG
    • 2009-2017. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
  • My research interests includes the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, language, and how individuals, such as teachers and students, co-construct their own and each others identity in the classroom. My specialization includes bilingual and bicultural elementary education with a focus on students from a Latinx background.

    • Garcia-Mateus, S., & Palmer, D. (2017). Translanguaging Pedagogies for Positive Identities in Two-Way Dual Language Bilingual Education. Journal of Language, Identity, & Education, 16(4), 245-255.
    • Avineri, N., Blum, S.D., Garcia-Mateus, S., Zentella, A.C., (2016). Save California Residents from a Language Drought: Vote ‘Yes’ This Fall. The Huffington Post [Online News]. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/american-anthropological-association/save-ca-residents-from-a_b_11387726.html
    • Palmer, D., Martinez, R.M., Mateus, S.G., Henderson, K., (2014) Reframing the Debate on Language Separation: Towards a vision for Translanguaging Pedagogies in the Dual Language Classroom. Modern Language Journal, Vol. 98, Issue 3.
    • Mateus, S.G. (2014). She was born speaking English and Spanish! Bilingual Status in a Kindergarten Two-Way Dual Language Classroom. Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education (TPFLE), Vol. 16 No. 1.
    • Mateus, S.G. (2014). Review of Translanguaging: Language, Bilingualism, and Education, by Ofelia Garcia and Li Wei. Bilingual Research Journal, Vol. 37, Issue 3.
    • Mateus, S. G. (2014). Review of Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times: Bilingual Education and Dominican Youth in the Heights, by Lesley Bartlett and Ofelia Garcia Language and Education, Vol. 28, Issue 3.
  • Professional Conferences

    • 2017. How do heritage speakers support their 3rd generation children bilingual development? An urgent call for making connections between family and institutional language policy decisions. Poster Presentation. November 30, American Anthropological Association (AAA).
    • 2017. One Way or Two Way Dual Language: Developing Bilingualism in the Borderlands. Paper Presentation. April 27, American Education Research Association (AERA).
    • 2016. Breaking Away From the Multilingual Solitudes. The Role of Translanguaging Pedagogies in Emergent Bilinguals’ Co-construction of Positive Identities in a Dual Language Program. Panel Discussion. April 12, American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL).
    • 2015. “One Time the Police Called Another Police y La Llevaron Pa’tras a Mexico.” Emerging Bilinguals’ Co-Construction of Identity in a Two-Way Immersion Dual Language Program. November 22, American Anthropological Association (AAA).
    • 2013. Deepening Understandings Across Cultures through Dramatic Interpretations of Picturebooks. April 21, International Reading Association (IRA).
    • 2013. “La Llevaron Pa’tras” Heritage Speakers, Linguistic Resources, and Identity in a Dual Language Classroom. March 19, American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL).
    • 2012. Investigating 21st Century Literacies: Exploring Uses of New Literacies. November 30th, Literacy Research Association (LRA).
    • 2012. A Jugar con los cuentos! Process Drama with Multicultural Children’s Literature to promote critical thinking and develop cross-cultural awareness. October 25, Texas Association of Bilingual Education (TABE).
    • 2012. Investing in Bilingual Identities: Reframing the Debate on Language Separation. October 20, Center for Advanced Research on Language Education (CARLA).
    • 2012. Dual Language Enrichment Bilingual Education: Understanding Each Other and the World Through Dramatic Enactments of Multicultural Children’s Literature. April 13, American Education Research Association (AERA).
    • 2012. She was born speaking English and Spanish! Bilingual Status in a Kindergarten Two-Way Dual Language Classroom. February 25, Texas Foreign Language Education Conference (TexFLEC).

    Invited Community Presentations

    • 2017. April 12, Spanish in the U.S.A. Wichita State University. Wichita, Kansas (Online Presentation)
    • 2016. October 17, Language Arts. University of Texas. Austin, Texas.
    • 2016. October 19, Early Biliteracy. University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley (Online Presentation)
    • 2016. November 7, Teaching Reading in the Elementary School. University of Texas. Austin, Texas.
    • 2014. La importancia del Bilinguismo en tiempos actuales. August 6, Programa de Carrera de Ingenieria de Empresas en La Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Guayaquil.