I am an associate professor of Chicanx~Latinx Studies and History at Pomona College (Claremont, CA), where I also serve as Coordinator of the Chicanx-Latinx Studies Program.

My research focuses on the history of Latinx communities in the modern United States, with an emphasis on California.  I’m currently at work on On the Edge of Things: The Vietnam War in Mexican America, a book manuscript based on oral histories with Chicano/Latino veterans of the Vietnam War and their families.

I’ve produced two public-facing projects based on this research: Vietnam Veteranos: Mexican America and the Legacy of Vietnam (2017), a multimedia public history exhibit funded by California Humanities; and  Ring of Red: A Barrio Story (2018), a stage play funded with support from The Whiting Foundation.

I can be reached at tfss@pomona.edu and at Mason Hall (550 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont, CA 91711) on the Pomona College Campus.

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