Nichole Margarita Garcia - Higher Education
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Nichole Margarita Garcia
Dr. Nichole Margarita Garcia is a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania where her research focuses on higher education, women of color, feminism, critical race theory and Latinx/a/o communities.


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An Open Letter from the “Hot Tamale” aka Your Latina Professor

by | September 10, 2018 Unfortunately, I have learned through the years the act of performing “what a professor looks Read more

Was It Worth It? A McNair Scholar’s Reflection

by | August 17, 2018
My palms were sweaty, my stomach uneasy and my body overwhelmed with nerves. I had returned to [...] Read more

Genocide to Exodus: Why the Average Joe Should Care About Puerto Rico

by | July 6, 2018
Puerto Rico and the ongoing colonization of the island is nothing new. 1898 marks the official [...] Read more

My Father to Me, Is the Father He Never Had

by | June 13, 2018
I have had the privilege of having my father in my life. Like my best friend, my father’s fat [...] Read more

#ReclaimingMyTime

by | June 4, 2018
As I learn how to say “no” every day, it does not go without care. I need to put my best fo [...] Read more

Growing Roses in White Concrete

by | May 22, 2018
As an academic, I am constantly traveling to present at conferences, network and create change [...] Read more

How to Not Kill Our Sons

by | May 15, 2018
This is a call to action. Stop killing our sons, literally and metaphorically. Make a connectio [...] Read more

Fix Yo’ Face: Angela Rye, Me, and Cardi B

by | May 1, 2018
Over the years, I have heard comments about how I need to control my “emotions” because the [...] Read more

The Hate U Give

by | April 23, 2018
It takes only one person to change the trajectory of youth of color and invest in them when the [...] Read more

We Regret to Inform You…

by | April 8, 2018
Rejection is all too familiar in academia. We get rejected from fellowships, grants, academic j [...] Read more

“You Don’t Look Like a Professor”

by | March 29, 2018
Routinely experiencing gendered-raced microaggressions in institutions of higher education is n [...] Read more

The Risk of Displeasure: How to Write Without Permission

by | March 18, 2018
At the age of 13, the first Chicana Ph.D. I had ever met handed me The House on Mango Street by [...] Read more

The Man Who Yells Outside My Window

by | March 6, 2018
It’s 4:38 a.m. One to three times a week, I am awakened by a man yelling outside my window. W [...] Read more