Sonia Gomez

Sonia Christine Gomez, PhD

Assistant Professor
Sonia Gomez

Sonia Christine Gomez, PhD

Assistant Professor
Sonia Gomez

Sonia Christine Gomez, PhD

Assistant Professor
Sonia Gomez

Sonia Christine Gomez, PhD

Assistant Professor

Sonia C. Gomez,
PhD

Sonia C.Gomez, PhD.

Sonia C.Gomez, PhD.

historian, writer, teacher

historian, writer, teacher

I’m a historian of the 20th-century United States and an Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University. My work is shaped by a deep commitment to understanding how race, ethnicity, and gender shape migration and diasporic communities. I began my intellectual journey at Antelope Valley College, a community college in Lancaster, CA where I grew up. I took classes part-time for several years while working as a licensed esthetician and raising a family. In 2008, I completed an Associate of Arts degree, becoming the first in my family to earn a college degree. I transferred to the University of California, Berkeley soon after earning a B.A. in history before completing a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. 

Picture Bride, War Bride: The Role of Marriage in Shaping Japanese America
Picture Bride, War Bride: The Role of Marriage in Shaping Japanese America
Picture Bride, War Bride: The Role of Marriage in Shaping Japanese America

Picture Bride,War Bride

The Role of Marriage in Shaping Japanese America

coming august 2o24!
My new book coming spring 2o24!
My new book coming august 2o24!
My new book coming
august 2o24!

How non-white individuals and groups have interacted and engaged with one another over time, and how such encounters challenge white supremacy.

I am interested in the ways non-white individuals and groups have interacted with one another over time.

Research areas of Interest

Race and Ethnic Relations

How non-white individuals and groups have interacted and engaged with one another over time, and how such encounters challenge white supremacy.

Migration and Diaspora

I am especially interested in the ways that gender has intersected with migration policies and patterns and how it shapes the experiences and identity formation of diasporic communities. 

Sexuality and Intimacy

How sexuality and intimate relations, particularly interracial intimacy, have shaped foreign policies, immigration law, public debate, and society writ large.

Social Movements

I am particularly interested in the ways in which ideas about gender and sexuality shape social movements and vice versa.

Past Projects and Events

Historian | writer | Teacher
Historian | writer | Teacher
Historian | writer | Teacher
Historian | writer | Teacher