Several years ago I was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation research fellowship to carry out a study of Latino men and the role of the father in the family. I took a leave of absence from my job at the University of California at Riverside and was in residence as a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University. I was a professor of sociology and ethnic studies at the time and had written a number of books and articles on the Chicano experience and the Chicano family and gender. Indeed, one of the factors that led me to undertake this study was the experience of co-authoring a book about Mexican women in the United States with Evangelina Enríquez.