Rachel Gomez

About Rachel Gomez

Gomez studies the influence of race in urban education and youth development. Her work investigates the significance of critical pedagogies on the critical consciounes and sociopolitical development of adolescents, with particular focus on identity, race, ethnicity, immigration, gender, and culture on educational experiences. From a practical and theoretical perspective, her research draws from Critical Race Theory, sociopolitical development theory, community cultural wealth theory, and Participatory Action Research (PAR).

Areas of Study

Sociopolitical Development and Civic Engagement

Race, Identity, and Education

Participatory Action Research (PAR)

Community Cultural Wealth

Critical Consciousness

Critical Race Theory & LatCrit

Whiteness Studies


Equality and Civic Participation: Examining Profiles of Critical Social Analysis of Inequality, P.I., Rachel Gomez

Sociopolitical Development and Engagement Study, P.I., Rachel Gomez

Social Justice Worldview and Ethnic Identity Development Study, RA, Romero Research Lab



American Educational Research Association (AERA)

National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES)

National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE)

National Latina/o Association of Psycholoy (NLPA)

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Contact Information

Rachel Gomez
Graduate Teaching Associate
Office: Chavez, room 212


2015 ABD in Mexican American Studies, University of Arizona

2007 M.S., Mexican American Studies, University of Arizona

2004 B.A., Latin American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, University of Washington

2004 B.A., Spanish, University of Washington

Courses Taught

MAS150B2 Introduction to Social Justice

MAS150B1 Sex and AIDS in the 21st Century

MAS150C1 Introduction to Latina/o Pop Culture and Media

INDV103 Individuals, Societies and Institutions