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Jonathan Gomez

Jonathan D. Gomez is an Assistant Professor of Chicanx Studies and Faculty-in-Residence for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Initiatives at San José State University (SJSU). Jonathan's scholarship and teaching center on the connections between Chicanx cultural expression and race, space, and urban social movements. Jonathan directs and facilitates the Culture Counts Reading Series at SJSU, a transformative pedagogy project that utilizes poetry to engage students and community members in democratic dialogue about societal issues and respectfully incorporate social justice traditions of subjugated communities into the intellectual life of the university campus. Jonathan arrived to SJSU by way of the City Terrace barrio in East LA, East Los Angeles College, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Santa Barbara, where he earned his Doctorate in Sociology with an emphasis in Black Studies.