Sonia Gomez joined Isaacson, Miller as a Senior Associate in 2019. Prior to joining the firm, Sonia was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University, where she researched and wrote on issues related to immigration in the United States and also served as part of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seminar on migration and the humanities. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Discover Nikkei, Contingent Magazine, and is forthcoming in the Journal of American Ethnic History. She has appeared on C-SPAN and CANTV (Chicago public TV) to discuss her research.
Sonia earned a PhD in history from the University of Chicago in 2018. She spent 2017-2018 completing her dissertation on Japanese women's immigration to the United States at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she was a Pre-doctoral Fellow with a joint appointment in History and Global Studies and Languages. While obtaining her PhD at the University of Chicago, Sonia worked on graduate diversity and equity initiatives in the Office of the Provost. In this role, she led organizing efforts in support of graduate students of color.
In addition to her scholarship and higher education administration experience, Sonia has worked to empower high school and college students in a variety of capacities. She has taught at the University of Chicago and Roosevelt University, and mentored Chicago high school students through the Chicago Metro History Fair and the Posse Foundation. She brings a passion for people, intellectual inquiry, and racial equity to her work at Isaacson, Miller.
- BA, University of California, Berkeley
- MA, University of Chicago
- PhD, University of Chicago