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Dr. Suzanne SooHoo

Professor Emeritus of Education
Attallah College of Educational Studies
Expertise: Culturally Responsive and Socially Responsible Research Methodologies; Critical Pedagogy; Multicultural Education; Indigenous Epistemologies; University-Community Partnerships
Office Location: Reeves Hall 229
Scholarly Works:
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University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts
California State University, Fullerton, Master of Science
The Claremont Graduate University, Ph.D.


Suzanne SooHoo is a Professor Emeritus in the Attallah College of Educational Studies and co-director of the Paulo Freire Democratic Project. Until 2019, she held the endowed Jack and Paula Hassinger Chair of Education. She is one of only 10 Asian American endowed chairs in the country. She is also the Co-Editor of the journal, The Radical Imagine-Nation and the Associate Editor of the Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy. She teaches courses in critical pedagogy and culturally responsive research methods. She also assisted in forging an educational partnership between Attallah College and Waikato University, New Zealand. A former elementary school principal, Suzanne enjoys working in the community with partners in democratic civic engagement. Her current project with Padres Unidos represents more than 1,000 parent volunteers from Santa Ana who attend classes at Chapman in parent education facilitated by parent leaders.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

SooHoo, S. Huerta, P., Meza P., Bolin, T., Stockbridge, K. (2018). Let’s Chat: Cultivating Community University Dialogue. Gorham, ME:Myers Education Press.
McLaren, P. & SooHoo, S. (Eds.) (2018). Radical Imagine-Nation: Public Pedagogy and Praxis. NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
SooHoo, S. & Huerta, P. (2017) At the partnership table: Lessons for academics who work in communities. In Carty,V.& Luevano, R.(Eds), Mobilizing Public Sociology: Scholars,Activists, and Latin@ Migrants Converse on Common Ground. Netherlands: Brill.
SooHoo, S. (2017). We change the world by doing nothing. The CCTE Reader on Social Justice. San Francisco, CA: Caddo Gap.
Mclaren, P., SooHoo, S. & Wang, Yan. (2017). Making history through making new schools. Journal Rizoma Freineano. Spain.
SooHoo, S. (2016). Double consciousness for all. In Hartlep, N. & Hayes, C. (Eds), Unhooking from whiteness: Resisting the Espirit de Corps. Rotterdam: Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
SooHoo, S. (2015). School as a place of belonging: starting with one child to whole school reform. In Berryman, M., Nevin, A., SooHoo, S., & Ford, T., (Eds). Relational and responsive: Contexts for becoming and belonging. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-1433128509
Berryman, M., Nevin, A., SooHoo, S., & Ford, T. (2015) A culturally responsive framework for social justice. In Esposito, K. and Normore, A. (Eds) Inclusive practices and social justice leadership for special populations in urban settings: A moral imperative. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 143-164.
McLaren, P. & SooHoo, S. (2015). Afterword. In Colon-Muniz, A., & Lavandez, M., (eds), Latino civil rights in education. NY: Paradigm Publishers
SooHoo, S. (2015). Humility within critical pedagogy. In Porfilio, B., & Ford, D. (Eds), Leaders in critical pedagogy: Narratives for understanding and solidarity. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
Berryman, M., Nevin, A., SooHoo, S., & Ford, T. (October 2015). Culturally responsive contexts: Establishing relationships for inclusion. International Journal of Special Education.
Berryman, M., SooHoo, S., Nevin, A., Barrett, T., Ford, T., Nodelman, D., Valenzuela, N., & Wilson, A. (2014). Culturally responsive methodologies at work in education settings. International Journal for Researcher Development 4(2) 102-116.
Berryman, M., SooHoo, S., & Nevin, A. (2013). The confluence. In Berryman, M., SooHoo, S., & Nevin, A. (Eds), Culturally responsive methodologies. United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing Group, 389-408.
Berryman, M., SooHoo, S., & Nevin, A. (2013). Culturally responsive methodologies from the margins. In Berryman, M., SooHoo, S., & Nevin, A. (Eds), Culturally responsive methodologies. United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing Group, 1-31.
Monzo, L. & SooHoo, S. (2012). A wink or a nod, Mr. President? A call for the president’s consideration of race. In L. Monzo (Ed) Hope for Audacity. NY: Peter Lang
Berryman, M., SooHoo, S. & Woller, P. (2011). Leading pedagogy: Promoting school reform through teacher leadership and the implementation of a culturally responsive pedagogy of relations. In A. Normore (Ed), The Development, Preparation, and Socialization of Leaders of Learning-Learners of Leadership: A Global Perspective. United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing Group.
SooHoo, S. (2010). Paulo: I am here. In T. Wilson, P. Park, P. & A. Colon-Muniz (Eds.), Memories of Paulo. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
Monzo, L. & SooHoo, S. (2010) A wink or a nod, Mr. President? A call for the president’s consideration of race. scholarlypartnershipsedu, 5(1).
Colon-Muniz, A., SooHoo, S., & Brignoni, E. (2010). Language, culture and dissonance: a study course for globally minded teachers with possibilities for catalytic transformation. Teaching Education. 21(1), 61-74.
Colon-Muniz, A., Brady, J., & SooHoo, S. (2010). What do graduates say about multicultural teacher education? Issues in Teacher Education.19 (1), 85-109.