About MeMy name is Tomás Summers Sandoval. I am a Chicano, a husband, a father of three, and, in my spare time, an asociate professor of Chicano/Latino Studies and History at Pomona College.
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Category Archives: Academia
Pomona College had its graduation ceremony last Sunday. I had the pleasure of presenting a Pomona College trustee for an honorary degree. Here’s the video.
Last week, when I read Peter Richardson’s review of Seth Rosenfeld’s book on the FBI and Ronald Regan I was shocked to learn that Richard Aoki–a legend in Bay Area activist circles–may have been an FBI informant. I teach about … Continue reading
“Hulk ready for grading…” “Hulk say use SPELL CHECK!!” “Hulk looking for your thesis statement…” “Hulk say you no properly credit source!!” “Hulk smash late assignment!!”
Rick Santorum is catching hell for a 2008 speech in which he says that Satan is trying to conquer the United States. The speech is now making the rounds after being discovered by the “Radical Right” (Matt Drudge featured it … Continue reading
Today I begin my 30th semester as a teacher in higher education. With any luck, it will also be my last as an untenured, assistant professor. A new school year always brings with it a mix of emotions and stresses. … Continue reading
Forty-one years ago today, more than 20,000 Chicanos in East Los Angeles–women, men, and children–protested the war in Vietnam and violent effects it had begun to wield within their community. You see, though Chicanos represented only about 11% of the … Continue reading
I can’t tell you what a sublime and historic moment it is for the NY Times to have a full-length article on the Chicano artistic troupe “Asco.” Founded in 1972, in the era of the Chicano Youth Movement, Asco were … Continue reading
Every once in awhile, a young student will walk into my office and immediately be struck by the number of books s/he sees on my shelves. “Have you read all of these books?,” they’ll ask. “Yes,” I’ll say. “It’s what … Continue reading
On Tuesday, students in Arizona chained themselves together and occupied the board room where the Tucson Unified School District meeting was to be held. They opposed a scheduled vote which would have further marginalized their Mexican American Studies program. The … Continue reading