Christian Rafael Suero

Christian Rafael Suero

Christian Rafael Suero

Instructor

Sociology of education, well-being, labor, race, and class.

Christian Rafael Suero is a doctoral student of sociology at George Mason University who studies labor, class, well-being, within higher education. He currently works as a Resident Director for George Mason University's Housing and Residence Life and research assistant for School of Integrative Studies. Mr. Suero is an advocate for graduate and first-generation college students and has held a number of positions within University Life such as, President of the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA), George Mason University's Board of Visitor student member (2016-2017), Graduate Council, First Generation Student Workgroup, and an active member in a number of committees within University Life. His Master's capstone on first-generation students and internships earned him the 2017 District of Columbia Sociological Society's Irene B. Taeuber Graduate Student Paper Award. 

Current Research

THRIVING TOGETHER: Leveraging Well-Being and Civic Engagement as Pathway to Flourishing for First-Generation College Students. Project Lead: Dr. Julie Owen, George Mason University.

Selected Publications

Smith, Pocratsky, Kiss, and Suero. 2018. "Programming Content: Industry, Feminism, and Netflix's Serialized Exposition of Jessica Jones". Netflix at the Nexus. (Editing

Grants and Fellowships

2017, University Life Programming Grant, George Mason University ($1,000.00)

2017, District of Columbia Sociological Society, Master Paper Award ($200.00)

2016, Summer Research Fellow Grant, George Mason University ($5,000.00)

Courses Taught

SOCI 495: Sociological Analysis and Practice

UNIV 100: Introduction to Mason

UNIV 332: Peer Leadership: Resident Advisors

Education

Ph.D. in Sociology, George Mason University (In progress)

M.A. in Sociology, George Mason University (2017)

M.A. in Sustainable Development, School for International Training (2015)

B.A. in Political Science, Michigan State University (2014)

B.A. in Sociology, Michigan State University (2014)

Recent Presentations

Suero, Christian. 2017. First-Generation Students and Internships: (In)Equality: A Study of First Generation College Student’s Well-being During Internship Placements. Southern Sociological Society. Greenville, SC.

Owen, Suero, and Dalbec. 2017. "Supporting the Well-Being of First-Generation Students". NASPA Closing the Achievement Gap: Student Success in Higher Education Conference. Washington, D.C.

Owen, Suero, and Dalbec. 2017. THRIVING TOGETHER: Leveraging Well-Being and Civic Engagement as Pathways to Flourishing for First-Generation College Students. Bringing Theory to Practice – Intersectionality & Well-Being Conference. Chicago, IL.

Suero, Christian. 2017. First-Generation Students and Internships: (In)Equality: A Study of First Generation College Student’s Well-being During Internship Placements. Society for Solving Social Problems. Montreal, Canada

Kiss, Pocratsky, Smith, and Suero. 2017. Avenging Femininity: Jessica Jones and Intersectional Feminism. Eastern Sociological Society Conference. Philadelphia, PA

In the Media

2017, Freedom and Learning Forum, George Mason University.

2017, Spirit of King, George Mason University.