Dr. Jomaira Salas Pujols is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bard College whose research sits at the intersection of race, place, education, and Black girlhood studies.
Her current book project "Journeying: Black Girlhood, Movement, and the Refusal of (In)justice"examines how high school-aged Black girls draw on their movement through urban space to identify and challenge educational injustice— a concept she theorizes as journeying. In theorizing journeying, Dr. Salas Pujols' research seeks to identify how marginalized youth gain the insight, language, and tools to actively challenge injustice, and how they draw on this knowledge to remake urban space.
This work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Ford Foundation and has appeared in the Youth & Society journal and the Black Feminist Sociology: Perspectives and Praxis edited volume.
Her other research interests include Afro-Latina girlhood, Black girls' experiences with street harassment, and the racialized legacies of punishment systems in schools.
Outside of the university walls, you can find Dr. Salas Pujols' work on the Huffington Post, Inside Higher Ed, and the Black Agenda Report. She is also a trained workshop facilitator and curriculum developer for community-based educational spaces.