In a June 1937 photo, Karl Puchner posed with his wife and son Günter—and a tiny swastika button, which his younger son discovered years later by using a magnifying glass.
Photograph courtesy of Martin Puchner
A German American scholar is unsettled by an ancestor’s secret.
Illustration by Kotryna Zukauskaite
In search of optimism, a sweeping interpretation of American social history
Recognized for developing genome-editing technique
Election mail envelopes with face masks
Photograph by Tiffany Tertipes/via Unsplash.
A White House-led effort to recast public discourse
A selection of our stories on musicians, composers, conductors, music scholars, and more
Clockwise from top left: Roberto Gonzales, Peggy Koenig, Michelle Rodriguez, Julio Reyes Copello, Sergio Trujillo
Image collage by Niko Yaitanes/Harvard Magazine
Sociologist Roberto Gonzales’s research is becoming a musical.
According to the data set assembled by Harvard Law School scholars, black and Latinx people are overrepresented in Massachusetts’ criminal caseload compared to their population in the state. White people make up 74.3 percent of the state’s population and are defendants in in 58.7 percent of cases. Black people make up 6.5 percent of the population and are defendants in 17.1 percent of cases. Latinx people make up 8.7 percent of the population, and are defendants in in 18.3 percent of cases. Click on image to view full graphic
Source: Massachusetts Racial Disparity Report
Harvard Law School researchers identify the mechanisms that lead to longer sentences for nonwhite defendants.
Photograph courtesy Michael Kremer/Harvard University
Development economist pulls up roots.