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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Can I Meet With You? Yet, Never Give You Credit for Your Labor

by | October 16, 2019 A couple months ago a woman of color colleague posted a pro tip on social media stating that if Read more

Dear Academia. . .

by | September 16, 2019
This is year-two on tenure track. I am already behind in meeting writing goals, lesson plans fo [...] Read more

Words That Wound

by | August 19, 2019
Unfortunately, today, as seen in the past, hate speech is materializing into emotional and phys [...] Read more

‘We Didn’t Cross The Border, The Border Crossed Us:’ The Importance Of Ethnic Studies

by | July 16, 2019
I once heard a story about a man that needed to go North from Mexico to the United States in th [...] Read more

Tearing at my Heart: The First Year on Tenure Track  

by | July 1, 2019
I reached for the tissue box and it was empty. The tears trickled down my face at a faster pace [...] Read more

‘I Just Said That!’

by | April 15, 2019
Have you ever had that moment when you were in a meeting and proposed an idea for consideration [...] Read more

Publish or Perish: How to Rid Yourself of Fear

by | February 18, 2019
Recently, my colleague Dr. Raquel Wright-Mair at the University of Northern Colorado virtually [...] Read more

‘But You’re Not a Real Doctor!’

by | January 17, 2019
Once while traveling to a conference, I used my credit card to check-in to use my frequent flye [...] Read more

‘Please Call Me Dr.’

by | December 20, 2018
For the past three years I have had students who were “offended” or “insulted” because [...] Read more

Celebrating #NastyWomen of Color

by | November 12, 2018
I walked a mile from campus to a church where my local polling place to vote was, like many Uni [...] Read more

On Leaving Home

by | October 16, 2018
My mother consistently asks, “When are you coming home?” which is usually followed by, “D [...] Read more

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
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