Journal Publications

  • Nuñez, I. & García-Mateus, S. (2021). Ruptures of Possibilities: Mexican Origin Mothers as Critical Translanguaging Pedagogues. Association of Mexican American Educators Journal.
  • García-Mateus, S., (2020). Bilingual Student Perspectives about Language Expertise in a Gentrifying Two-Way Immersion Program. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.
  • García-Mateus, S. (2020) “Yeah, Things are Rough in Mexico. Remember We Talked About Hard Times?” Process Drama and a Teachers Role in Critically Engaging Students to Dialogue About Social Inequities in a Dual Language Classroom. Urban Review, 53, 107–126
  • García-Mateus, S., & Palmer, D. (2017). Translanguaging Pedagogies for Positive Identities in Two-Way Dual Language Bilingual EducationJournal of Language, Identity & Education16(4), 245-255.
  • 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.


  • Palmer, D. & Garcia-Mateus, S. (under review) Gentrification and bilingual education: A Texas TWBE school across seven years. Edited volume, Lexington Books.

Children’s Books

  • Rayo, A. & García-Mateus, S. (in press). Vitamina C for Cultura. (M. Samaniego, Illustrator.). Jade Publishing.
  • Rayo, A. & García-Mateus, S. (2021). Vitamina T for Tacos. (M. Samaniego, Illustrator.). Jade Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Nuñez, I. & García-Mateus, S. (2022). Interrogating our Interpretations and Positionalities: Latinx Researchers as Scholar Activists in Solidarity with Our Communities, Book Chapter in Critical Ethnography, Bi/Multilingualism, Race(ism) and Education. Eds: Stephen May and Blanca Caldas.
  • Showstack, R. & García-Mateus, S. (2022). Latinx Parents Raising Bilingual Children: An Exploration of the Monolingual Norm and Translanguaging in Family Language Practices. Book chapter in the book titled, Communicative Spaces in Bilingual Contexts: Discourses, Synergies and Counterflows in Spanish and English. Eds. Jessica Retis & Ana Sánchez Muñoz.
  • García-Mateus, S., Henderson, K., Tellez-Arste, M., Palmer, D., (2022).  An Experienced Latina Bilingual Teacher and PreK Latinx Students in the Borderlands: Translanguaging Pedagogy as Humanizing Pedagogy. In O. Garcia & M. Sánchez (Eds.), Transformative translanguaging espacios: Latinx Students and their Teachers Rompiendo Fronteras Sin Miedo.
  • García-Mateus, S., Heiman, D, Strong, K.A., Palmer, D.K., (2020) One White Student’s Journey Through Six Years of Elementary Schooling: Uncovering Whiteness and Privilege in Two-way Bilingual Education, Book Chapter in Bilingualism for All? Raciolinguistic Perspectives on Dual Language Education. Editors: Nelson Flores, Nicholas Subtirelu, & Amelia Tseng. Multilingual Matters.


  • Tian, S., Wong, J.W., García-Mateus, S. (2022). Centering Translanguaging and Critical Consciousness in Chinese/English Educational Programs. Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity (BranchED).
  • Cavazos, A.G., García-Mateus, S., & Tian, Z. (2022). Translanguaging in Education: A Trandisciplinary Perspective.  Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity (BranchED).
  • García-Mateus, S., Wong, J.W., Chaparro, S., (2021) A Critical Perspective on the Educational Labeling of Multilingual Students in the United States. American Association for Applied Linguistics.


Book Reviews

  • 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.