Faculty Name

Fernando Esquivel-Suárez, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor





Office Location

The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center 310


Ph.D., Emory University
M.A., Emory University
B.A., Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá-Colombia)


2020 - 2021 National Humanities Center Fellowship
2013 Emory University/Howard Hughes Medical Institute Teacher Scholar Award
2012-2013 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Spelman College
2012-2013 On Recent Discoveries by Emory Researchers (ORDER), Emory University
2012 Laney Graduate School Competitive Fellowship, Emory University
2010 Comprehensive Doctoral Exams: High Honors
2009 Laney Graduate School Fellowship, Emory University
2009 Excellence in Language Studies Award, Emory University
2007-2012 Arts and Science Fellowship, Emory University
2006-2007 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Beca Jóvenes Investigadores

Research Interests

Dr. Esquivel-Suárez's main research interests focus on African American/Latinx relations, overlapping oppression, and solidarity. His current research analyzes the War on Drugs and the iconization of Pablo Escobar in popular culture. He is also a volunteer instructor at Freedom University, an organization that offers college-level classes and mentoring to undocumented students who have been denied this right by the state of Georgia.


Esquivel-Suárez, Fernando. Review “Afrodescendant Resistance to Deracination in Colombia. Massacre at Buenavista-Bojayá-Chocó” by Aurora Vergara-Figueroa. Revista de Estudios Colombianos (REC). No. 55 (enero - junio de 2020), 90.

The Global War on Drugs