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Lorgia García-Peña

Lorgia García-Peña is a public scholar and writer. Her work focuses on Black Latinidad, migration, and diaspora. She is the cofounder of Freedom University Georgia and of Mind the Gap: Archives of Justice. Currently, she teaches Latinx Studies at Harvard University. García-Peña is the author of multiple award–winning book The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nations and Archives of Contradictions  and the forthcoming Translating Blackness: The Vaivén and Detours of Latinx Colonialities in Global Perspective.  

Mordecai Lyon Lorgia Garcia Pena

In this interview, Lorgia García-Peña, who was denied tenure by Harvard in late 2019, discusses why ethnic studies has never been more urgent and the important role it can play in protest.

Mordecai Lyon Lorgia García-Peña