Professor Renato Jimenez and I talk about our relationships with our fathers and sociology and how it shapes us as men and fathers.
Renato Jimenez is an associate professor of sociology at East Los Angeles College. He identifies as a 1.5 generation immigrant from Guatemala. Renato was raised in Santa Ana, California, attended Santa Ana College, UC Irvine (B.A. Sociology), and CSU Fullerton (M.A. Sociology). His research interests include sociology of families, sociology of sports, gender, sex and sexuality, and racially/ethnic identities. He teaches the only class offered in the LACCD on masculinities entitled Issues of Manhood in the U.S. He is currently working on developing biweekly equity-minded podcasts for ELAC through the office of professional development. He is an avid lover of music and vinyl record collector. He is the proud father of two young boys, ages 5 and 6.