Gratitude to Those Who Made a Difference

I recently posted a Twitter thread suggesting that we give a grateful shout out to those academics who mentored us, encouraged us, who were the bright lights that illuminated our academic paths. It is heartening, and so necessary midst the horrendous events at Harvard, to remember the goodness we were fortunate enough to encounter along the way. Arturo Escobar! Life-changing classes and wise advice. Elisabeth (Libby) Wood and her brilliant kindness. And Sally Merry, whom I miss so much. She was wonderfulness incarnate. Finally, look at how many of us who identify as female are thanking the male mentors who made a positive difference in our lives. Those decent men who saw bright intellects, big dreams, and future colleagues when they worked with us. Thank you.

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