Laura E. Gómez

Laura E. Gómez is the Rachel F. Moran Endowed Chair in Law at UCLA and also a professor in the departments of sociology and Chicana/Chicano & Central American studies. She is a member of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino scholarly advisory committee and the author of Manifest Destinies, Mapping “Race,” and Misconceiving Mothers, as well as Inventing Latinos (The New Press). She lives in Los Angeles.

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News and Reviews

New Books Network

Listen to an interview with author Laura Gómez about Inventing Latinos on New Books in Latino Studies


Read an op-ed by author Laura Gómez in Medium’s KNOCK about the Supreme Courts recent DACA decision that failed to go far enough.

Publishers Weekly

Read a review of Inventing Latinos in Publishers Weekly.

Books by Laura E. Gómez

Inventing Latinos
A New Story of American Racism

Laura E. Gómez