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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Dartmouth College
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Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies


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

Selected Publications

  • 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.

    "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.

    "Undocumented youth and community colleges," with D. Diaz-Strong, M. Luna-Duarte, E. Meiners, L.Valentin, Academe Magazine, May – June 2010, volume 96, number 3.

     "Organizing tensions: From the prison to the military industrial complex?," with D. Diaz-Strong, M. Luna-Duarte, E. Meiners, L.Valentin, Social Justice, 2009/2010; vol. 36, 2: 73 – 84.

    "We are not like them": Social Distancing and Realignment in the U.S. Latino Racial Hierarchy," in 21st Century Color Lines: Exploring the Frontiers of Americas Multicultural Present and Future, edited by Grant-Thomas, Andrew and Gary Orfield, Temple University Press, 2008.

    "Brown outs: The Role of Skin Color and Latinas," in Racism in 21st Century: An Empirical Analysis of Skin Color, edited by Ron Hall, Springer Press, 2008.

    "Assimilation vs. Multiculturalism: Bilingual Education and the Latino Challenge," with Julia Burdick-Will, Journal of Latinos and Education, July 2006, vol. 5, no. 3.

    "American Girl misses the point," Chicago Tribune, Commentary, February 3, 2005.

    "Ethnic Relations, Class, and Latino Political Participation," Journal of Latino and Latin American Studies, Spring 2004, vol. 1 (2), p.19-32.

    "The Continual Significance of Skin Color: An Exploratory Study of Latinos in the Northeast,"Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, February 2000, vol. 22, no.1, p. 94-103.

    "Choosing Hispanic Identity: Ethnic Identity Switching among Respondents in High School and Beyond," with Karl Eschbach, Social Science Quarterly, March 1998, vol.79, no. 1, p. 74-90.