What’s At Stake in Harvard’s Ethnic Studies Cluster Hire Search?

Students protest for Ethnic Studies and new graduate student contracts outside of a Harvard building.

For Harvard to fire a Black Latina and leading scholar in Latinx Studies, only to try and replace her scholarship and her voice with the current candidates (mostly white, some Latin Americanists), is indefensible. These candidates will inevitably piggyback off the instrumental groundwork Professor García-Peña has laid and Harvard will not offer any form of recognition.

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