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.