Dr. Theresa C. Suarez is Associate Professor of Sociology at CSUSM. Professor Suarez earned a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from UC San Diego in 2008, an MA in Ethnic Studies from UCSD in 2002, and an MA in Asian American Studies from UCLA in 1997.
My areas of research broadly stated are the racialized militarization of gender, family, and migration in the Pacific.
Suarez, Theresa C. 2010. “Militarized Filipino Masculinity and the Language of Citizenship in San Diego.” In Militarized Currents: Towards a Decolonized Future in Asia and the Pacific, edited by Setsu Shigematsu and Keith L. Camacho, 181 - 204. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.
Suarez, Theresa C. 2012. “Teaching Race/Ethnic Studies with GIS.” In CSU Geospatial Review. San Francisco State University: CSU GIS Specialty Center.
Suarez, Theresa C. 2014. “Faith, Family, and Filipino American Community Life.” In Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review.
Suarez, Theresa C. 2014. “Filipino Americans.” In The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism.Blackwell Press.
Suarez, Theresa C. 2015. “(De)Militarizing Domesticity: Reconstructing Marriage, Gender, and Family Relations among Immigrant Filipino Navy Couples.” In Women, Gender, and Families of Color. (Vol. 3, Issue 2) Champaign: University of Illinois Press.
Suarez, Theresa C. 2015. “Filipino Daughtering Narratives: An Epistemology of U.S. Militarization from Inside.” In Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, edited by Victor Bascara, Keith Camacho, and Elizabeth DeLoughrey. Australian National University Press.
Since 2008, Dr. Suarez has taught the following courses at CSUSM from an interdisciplinary perspective. Most of her undergraduate courses integrate geospatial technology to advance critical research and analysis. Also, Dr. Suarez advises graduate students in the Master of Arts in Sociological Practice (MASP) degree program.
Current Member, Institutional Review Board
2018-2019 Member, Disability Access Compliance Committee
2012-2017 Member, CSU GIS Specialty Center Board
2014-2015 Member, Co-Curricular Funding Committee
2013-2015 Member, Academic Senate
2012-2015 Member, Faculty Mentor Connections, Faculty Center
2011-2012 Member, Institutional Review Board
2009-2010 Vice-President, Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association
2017-2019 CHABSS Faculty Secretary
2014-2015 Co-Chair, Faculty Development Committee
2014-2015 Member, Engaging Diverse Dialogues Initiative
2013-2015 Member, Curriculum Committee, Native Studies Minor Program
2009-2010 Co-Coordinator, Ethnic Studies Minor Program
Current Internship Coordinator
2016-2018 Member, Faculty Search Committees
2013-2018 Graduate Committee, MASP program
2016-2017 Member, Faculty Search Committee
2014-2015 Member, RTP Committee