Jomaira Salas Pujols ’13, a doctoral candidate in the department of sociology at Rutgers University, will be joining the Bard Sociology Program in fall 2021, the school recently announced.
“Jomaira Salas Pujols's doctoral thesis, Black Girls’ Journeying: Identifying and Challenging (In)justice through Movement, is interdisciplinary and path-breaking. Interfacing with history, anthropology, and Africana Studies, as well as sociology, her scholarship engages deeply with public-facing projects and civic engagement,” said Deirdre d’Albertis, Bard’s Dean of the College in an online announcement of the hire.
A Posse Scholar at Bryn Mawr, Pujols was a first-generation student who majored in sociology and minored in education. She was also a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. Her Mellon research project was conducted under the guidance of Professor of Sociology David Karen.
From 2016-2019 she served as a Young Alumna Trustee on Bryn Mawr's Board of Trustees and served as a special representative to the Board from 2019-2020. During her final year with the Board, Pujols co-chaired the Board’s working group on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
"My undergraduate years at Bryn Mawr shaped and fostered my dreams of pursuing a career in academia. From taking courses with professors who care deeply about students to my training as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, Bryn Mawr has played a pivotal role in my development as a scholar. — Jomaira Salas Pujols ’13.