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Tomás Summers Sandoval is an associate professor of Chicanx~Latinx Studies and History at Pomona College, in Claremont, CA.

His research focuses on the history of Latinx communities in the modern United States, often with an emphasis on California.

He is the author of Latinos at the Golden Gate (UNC Press, 2013).  His current research is based on oral histories with Chicano/Latino veterans of the Vietnam War and their families.  He has produced two projects based on these interviews: he curated Vietnam Veteranos: Mexican America and the Legacy of Vietnam (2017), a multimedia public history exhibit funded by California Humanities; and with support from The Whiting Foundation, he wrote and produced Ring of Red: A Barrio Story (2018).

He is currently at work on a book manuscript, On the Edge of Things: The Vietnam War in Mexican America, a social history of “the brown baby boom” using the Vietnam War as a window into the larger history of Mexican American communities in the mid-20th century Southwest.