Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
Coming Fall 2021
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, author of The Undocumented Americans, will be joining us as the Harman Writer-in-Residence, teaching a course on creative nonfiction. Cornejo Villavicencio grew up undocumented in New York City and graduated from Harvard University in 2011. Her work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times and Vogue, and her first book, The Undocumented Americans (2020), was shortlisted for the National Book Awards, the first book by an undocumented person ever to receive that honor. The Undocumented Americans was also listed by Barack Obama as one of his Favorite Books of 2020.