She Was Denied Tenure at Harvard. But She’s Not Done Fighting for Change in Academe.
Sarah Brown, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Lorgia García Peña, who came to the United States from the Dominican Republic as a child, was the only Black Latina scholar on the tenure track in Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In 2019, her department committee unanimously recommended her for tenure. But once her case reached the administration, she was denied.
Today, García Peña is trying to find hope, while continuing her fight to dismantle inequitable academic structures.