2014-02-15 14.16.13Tomás Summers Sandoval is an associate professor of Chicana/o~Latina/o Studies and History at Pomona College, in Claremont, CA.

His research focuses on the history of Chicano/Latino communities in the modern United States, often with an emphasis on California. A trained oral historian, he is the author of Latinos at the Golden Gate (UNC Press, 2013), the first book-length history of Latinos in San Francisco. He is currently at work on a book examining the impact of the Vietnam War on Latino communities.

Professor Summers Sandoval is a native Californian. He earned his B.A. at Claremont McKenna College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California (Berkeley). Before joining the faculty at Pomona College he was an assistant professor at California State University, Monterey Bay.

He can be reached via email at tfss@pomona.edu and by “snail mail” at History Department, 550 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. He can also be found online on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and at his blog Latino Like Me.