Christina Gómez

|Visiting Professor
Academic Appointments

Dartmouth College, Visiting Professor, LALACS & Sociology

Christina Gómez is a Professor in the Department of Liberal Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College (summers). Methodologically, she is interested in narrative inquiry and how individuals tell their own story about who they are and how they create meaning in their lives. Her research focuses on race relations, discrimination, and immigration. Her books, Mi Voz, Mi Vida: Latino College Students Tell Their Stories and Mixed: Multiracial College Students Tell Their Life Stories are edited anthologies of essays written by students that blend personal, anecdotal, political, and cultural viewpoints.  She has published numerous articles on Latino identity, education, skin color and discrimination. She received an MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and her Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University.  Her current research examines undocumented university students in the Chicago-land area. 


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  • B.A. University of Chicago
  • M.B.A. Chicago Booth, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Ph.D. Harvard University

Selected Publications

  • Books:

    Mixed: Multiracial College Students Tell Their Life Stories, edited book with Andrew Garrod and Robert Kilkenny, Cornell University Press, December 2013.

    Mi Voz, Mi Vida: Successful Latino College Students Tell Their Stories, edited book with Andrew Garrod and Robert Kilkenny, Cornell University Press, May 2007.

    Selected Articles:

    "How We Get the Work Done: The Invisible Workforce in Art & Design," in Teaching Labor History in Art and Design: Capitalism and the Creative Industries edited by K. Pyun and V. Quan, Routledge Press (forthcoming)

    "Finding América: Creating Space and Place for Latinx Children's Books," in The Life & Literary Legacy of Luis J. Rodríguez, edited by J. Metcalf and B. Olguín, Edinburgh University Press Ltd (forthcoming)

    "Constructive Disequilibrium and Transformative Pedagogy: Developing Global Citizens in Faraway Spaces," with A. Nalani and A. Garrod, Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, December 2021.

    "Out for Immigration Justice: Thinking through Social and Political Change," with D. Diaz-Strong, M. Luna-Duarte, E. Meiners in Youth Resistance Research and Theories of Change edited by Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang, Routledge Press, Fall 2013.

    "Too close to the work/There is nothing right now," with E. Meiners, M. Luna-Duarte, and D. Diaz-Strong, in Humanizing Research: Decolonizing Research with Youth and Communities edited by Django Paris and Maisha T. Winn, Sage Publications, Spring 2013.

    "Telling Our Stories, Naming Ourselves: The Lost María in the Academy," in Transforming the Ivory Tower, edited by Brett Stockdill and Mary Yu Danico, University of Hawaii Press, 2012.

    "Undocumented Latino Youth: Strategies for Accessing Higher Education," with D. Diaz-Strong, M. Luna-Duarte, E. Meiners in Understanding the Disenfranchisement of Latino Men and Boys: Invisible No More, edited by Pedro Noguera, Aida Hurtado and Edward Fergus, Routledge Press, Fall 2011.

    "Purged: Undocumented Students, Financial Aid Policies, and Access to Higher Education," with D. Diaz-Strong, M. Luna-Duarte, E. Meiners, Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, April 2011: vol 10, issue 2, 107 - 119.

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