The Shadow of #MeToo


Yesterday, the Chronicle of Higher Education published a harrowing story about Jorge Domínguez, a senior professor in my graduate department. The article documents in careful, nauseating detail his many, many decades of sexual harassment and predation. Domínguez was my first advisor at Harvard. Indeed, I came to the department specifically to work with him, as a young scholar interested in post-Soviet politics and Cuba in particular. Like many women, I have no shortage of #MeToo stories accumulated over the years. But it is my experience with Domínguez—and the #MeToo that didn’t happen because I removed myself from his influence before…

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