Professor Mario López-Gopar
Professor, Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Mario López-Gopar (PhD, OISE/University of Toronto) is Co-Investigator of the English as a School Subject project, and leads the research in Mexico. Mario is professor at Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca (UABJO). Mario’s main research interest is intercultural and multilingual education of Indigenous peoples in Mexico. He has received over 15 academic awards. His PhD thesis was awarded both the 2009 AERA Second Language Research Dissertation Award and the 2009 OISE Outstanding Thesis of the Year Award. He has published numerous articles and book chapters in Mexico, USA, Canada, Argentina, Brazil and Europe. His latest books are Decolonizing Primary English Language Teaching (Multilingual Matters, 2016) and International Perspectives on Critical Pedagogies in ELT (Palgrave MacMillan, 2019). He is the leader of the Critical Applied Linguistic Research Group at UABJO, which was awarded the Oaxaca State Science and Technology Award in the Area of Social Sciences in 2013. He has been a SNI member (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores) since 2011.