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Dr. Marcela Suárez Estrada

Marcela Suárez
Image Credit: © Marcela Suárez

Freie Universität Berlin

ZI Lateinamerika-Institut


Political Science, Prof. Braig

ZI Lateinamerika-Institut der Freien Universität Berlin
Rüdesheimer Str. 54-56
Room 236
14197 Berlin
  • Since 2017
    Lecturer and research fellow in the Department of Political Science at the Lateinamerika-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin.

  • 2016
    Postdoctoral Fellow in the Research Training Group 'Between Spaces'. Movements, Actors and Representation of Globalization at the Lateinamerika-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin.

  • 2014-2015
    CONACYT Research fellow at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana- Unidad Xochimilco (UAM-Xochimilco), Mexico.

  • 2013 -2014
    Advisors’ Coordinator at the Science and Technology Advisory Forum (FCCYT), Mexico City.

  • 2010-2013
    PhD in Political Science "El poder de lo pequeño. Redes de producción de conocimiento y asimetrías en la nanotecnología en México" (Summa Cum Laude), Free University Berlin.

  • 2006-2008
    M.A. in Economy, Autonomous University of Madrid, 'Knowledge, Institutions, and Economic Performance'

  • 2002 – 2005
    Coordinator of economic analysis at National Association of Importers and Exporters of the Mexican Republic (ANIERM), Mexico City.

  • 1998-2003
    B.A. in International Relations, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), The Incorporation of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in Mexico’s Foreign Trade: A Model of Systemic Competitiveness” (With distinction).

Summer semester 2018

Winter semester 2017-2018


Summer semester 2017


Summer semester 2015

  • Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (Social studies of science and technology), Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV-IPN), Mexico
  • Diseño de la Política Científica, Tecnológica y de Innovación (Design of Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy) y Metodología de la Investigación (Research Methods), Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, Mexico




Feminist politics and the fight against violence in the era of digitalization


This project analyzes the ways in which feminist collectives have been appropriating Internet and digital technologies to fight digital violence against women. It seeks to arrive at a better understanding of the role that these digital technologies play in promoting new forms of feminist political engagements and collective action strategies for the empowerment of women. The Internet is understood here as a pivotal instrument in a larger network of digital technologies through which feminist collectives seek to create awareness, to mobilize knowledge, and to contest power. By promoting a dialogue between digital politics and feminist technoscience studies, the project seeks to provide new insights into the literature on digital politics and to go beyond the “digital divide” by uncovering the feminist networked strategies that are deployed in political participation. A mixed embedded research design will be used, combining two approaches. On the one hand, the project involves digital ethnography in feminist collectives in Berlin and Mexico City. On the other hand, the ethnographic research design embeds digital methods in order to map interventions from the feminist collectives in public debates in social media (Twitter and Facebook).


  Nanotechnology, Governance, and Knowledge Networks in the Global South, Palgrave, 2017. 

Edited Books

  (With Alexandra Tsvetkova, Jana Schmutzler, and Alessandra Faggian) Innovation in Developing and Transition Countries, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017.  

Articles in Journals

Articles in edited books

  • Suarez, M. (2010). Redes de innovación en la nanotecnología: evidencias del caso alemán. In S. Estrada, M. de la L. Rodriguez, M. Carvajal, & R. Molina (Eds.), Diversidad Cultural y Colaboración Socio Tecnológica (pp. 44–58). Guanajuato: eumed.net. ISBN. 13: 978-84-693-7163-3, Guanajuato, Guanajuato.


Book reviews