Harvard Ed Review looking to publish Latino College Student Narratives

The editors of the Harvard Educational Review invite Latino/a college students to submit proposals for manuscripts appropriate for publication in a forthcoming symposium that will focus on the undergraduate experiences of Latino/a students.

The symposium will focus on the experiences of Latino/as in higher education to call attention to the needs and interests of this growing population of students in the United States whose educational opportunities and successes will help determine the future of our nation. This symposium - containing both scholarly research and student narratives - underscores our conviction that ensuring equality of opportunity as well as equality of success requires looking beyond the college gates to the experiences of students inside these institutions. We seek to inform educational policies, practices, and future research that will help promote college access and persistence to degree for Latino/as as well as advance their individual development and learning.

Personal essays by current or former Latino/a undergraduates should address important aspect(s) of their undergraduate experience, and should not exceed 3,000 words. We ask students to construct narratives that will be instructive to those wishing to have a positive impact on Latino/a student success. We seek commentaries on Latino/a students’ social and academic experiences in a variety of institutional contexts, including, but not limited to, two- or four-year institutions, Hispanic-serving institutions, historically black colleges, and predominantly white institutions.

Proposals of up to 500 words should be submitted by October 20, 2008 to HER_manuscripts@gse.harvard.edu. Authors whose proposals are accepted will be invited to submit full manuscripts for consideration by February 18, 2009. Please direct all queries to HER_manuscripts@gse.harvard.edu.