Fátima Suárez, PhD candidate, Department of Sociology University of California, Santa Barbara, and Mellon fellow at SAR
“I’m here because I know that I can contribute a little bit to [your study],” said Cesar, a 71 year-old Chicano activist, “and I’m proud of you.”
Fátima Suárez presents on her conversations with 60 Latino fathers in California about what fatherhood means to them, and what significance it plays in their lives. In contrast to widespread academic information about women interviewing men, Suárez suggests that participants did not perceive her as a threat to their masculinity nor did they patronize her. She states that she found Latino fathers conceptualized the interview setting as an extension of their fathering and perceived the interview as an opportunity to support a Latina in her schooling, which they may or may not have been able to do with their own children. Suárez will speak about her research and the possible implications of the data for Latinx studies and for society as a whole.
This event is free and open to the public. The presentation will take place in the Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom on the SAR campus. Advanced registration is encouraged.