Tomás Summers Sandoval is an associate professor of History and Chicana/o~Latina/o Studies at Pomona College. 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) and 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 UC Berkeley. Before joining the faculty at Pomona College he was an assistant professor at CSU Monterey Bay.