Tomás Summers Sandoval is an associate professor of History and Chicana/o~Latina/o Studies at Pomona College, in Claremont, CA.  He teaches classes related to the history of Chicanos and Latinos in the U.S., oral history, and postwar movements for racial justice.  A scholar of the modern U.S., with an emphasis on California, he is the author of Latinos at the Golden Gate (UNC Press, 2013).  He is currently at work on a book examining the impact of the Vietnam War on Latino communities.

A native Californian, he earned his B.A. at Claremont McKenna College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. Before joining the faculty at Pomona College he was an assistant professor at CSU Monterey Bay.

He can be reached via email at and by post at History Department, 550 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont, CA 9171. He can also be found online at Twitter and at Latino Like Me.


    SAT • SEP 19 • 4:00-8:00PM
    "A Welcome Home to Veterans and Family Day," La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, Los Angeles. Sponsored by PBS SoCal. Find out more here.

    SAT • OCT 3 • 11:00-4:00PM
    "Pomona Reads Book Festival," Pomona Civic Center. Find out more here

    THU • OCT 15 • 1:15PM
    Paper presentation at the Oral History Association, Tampa, FL.

    TUE • NOV 3 • 2:00PM
    Public lecture at CSU San Bernardino. More information to come.

    SAT • NOV 7 • 10:00-3:00PM
    "Latinos and the Military Community History Fair," at The dA Center for the Arts. More information to come.


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