Doctoral Student

  • Portrait
  • Jomaira Salas Pujols
  • Email: jsalas@sociology.rutgers.edu
  • Jomaira Salas Pujols is a doctoral candidate studying race, Black girlhood, and education. Her dissertation examines Black girls' racialized and gendered experience through multiple educational spaces, with particular attention to how movement in and between these spaces informs Black girls' sense of identity and social (in)justice. Jomaira also writes about the emerging field of Black Latina girlhood through a study about the Black identity development of Afro-Latina girls who participate in social justice and activism trainings. Jomaira is a National Science Foundation-GRFP Fellow, a research assistant with the Afro-Latin@ Forum, and a member of the Black Latinas Know Collective. She also conducts workshops on race and educational injustice for local organizations.