Full Name
Alicia Suarez PhD
Job Title
Associate Professor of Sociology
DePauw University
Speaker Bio
Prof. Alicia Suarez is a sociologist at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. She received her PhD from Indiana University in 2006. She has studied lived experiences with hepatitis C virus including disclosure practices, stigma, and knowledge of the disease. This research has been published in Research in the Sociology of Health Care, and the Journal of Health Psychology and Substance Use and Misuse. Other research, published in Symbolic Interaction and Sociology Compass, focused on midwives practicing in illegal states whereby their careers were criminalized. Her current work explores how women who are incarcerated at a state prison experience pregnancy and birth. This project includes attention to interactions with correctional officers, health care providers, and social support both within and outside the prison. She has one paper, thus far, from this data published in Journal of Correctional Health Care. Prof. Suarez integrates her research into her teaching through courses such as Women and Health, Feminist Criminology, and HIV/AIDS in the United States, among others.