Laura E. Gómez

Laura E. Gómez is a professor of law, sociology, and Chicana/Chicano studies at UCLA. She is the author of Inventing Latinos (The New Press) as well as Manifest Destinies, Mapping Race, and Misconceiving Mothers. She lives in Los Angeles.

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