This is a collection of stories and conversations with Latinx faculty at the University of Washington, all of whom are being recognized for their accomplishments in 2020. Latinx faculty come from a variety of backgrounds and places of origin, and the descriptions of their paths to academia and the University of Washington offer a kaleidoscope of human experiences, ingenuity, and resilience. I hope this collection of stories will be a source of inspiration and encouragement for others in the Latinx community to aim high, to find mentors and support communities, and to reach for the stars.
Ricardo Gómez –Associate Professor
Information School, University of Washington
Comment by Dr Andres Barria:
Dr. Gómez gives a strong voice to Latino faculty at the University of Washington, bringing out our stories and dreams, our hopes and battles. But more importantly, this book reminds us to celebrate our accomplishments, because they are indeed great accomplishments that have beaten roadblocks and won uphill battles. It reminds us that we are the resilient ones.
Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington
Book is available for purchase on Amazon.com (pricey, full color, all proceeds go to scholarships for undocumented students at UW) and for download in PDF.
- Gomez, R. (2020). Latinx Experience in Academia: Charting the paths of Latinx faculty at the University of Washington. Seattle, Latino Center for Health. (PDF)