Fatima Suarez is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. Her areas of expertise include gender, intersectionalities, families, Latina/o sociology, and social movements.

Fatima’s work investigates how men navigate the structural and cultural landscapes that shape their intimate lives. Fatherhood, in particular, is a point of entry into men’s intimate lives. Her current project considers contemporary practices and ideologies of fatherhood among Latino men and reflects the intricacies of inequality in family life. This is the first systematic empirical study to analyze the social forces that shape, sustain, and undermine involved fathering for Latino men. Fatima’s work has been supported by an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Latino Studies at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, NM. She has also received recognition from the Ford Foundation and the American Sociological Association.

Fatima’s previous work on Chicana feminisms and Chicana and Latina women’s activism has been published in the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social & Political Movements and in the anthology, Nevertheless, They Persisted: Feminisms and Continued Resistance in the U.S. Women's Movement, edited by Jo Reger.

Professional Education

  • Master of Science, London School of Economics (2012)
  • Bachelor of Science, University of La Verne (2011)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of California Santa Barbara (2021)
  • Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, Sociology (2021)
  • MSc., London School of Economics and Political Science, Sociology (2012)
  • B.S., University of La Verne, Criminology and Speech Communication (2011)

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Research Interests

  • Gender Issues
  • Parents and Family Issues
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Sociology