Fatima Suarez is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology at UC Santa Barbara. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Criminology and Speech Communication, summa cum laude, from the University of La Verne and her Masters of Science degree in Sociology, with merit, from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her work focuses on the conditions under which Chicano and Latino fathers help their daughters develop a feminist consciousness. Her work seeks to challenge the one-dimensional “machismo” framework that has informed the way in which the social sciences studies Chicano and Latino fathers and Chicana/o and Latina/o families by providing an alternative perspective that is neglected in the literature.
Interests: gender, race and ethnicity, Latina/o sociology, Chicana feminisms, Chicano/Latino masculinities, intersectionality, qualitative methods