Kia Turner

Kia Turner

Class of 2016, American Studies
Founding Member, Harvard Teaching Fellows
Kia Turner

Thesis Title: Revolt! Rally! Revise! Reclaiming the Power of the Black Narrative in Activist Achievements Against Harvard

What Now: Founding Member, Harvard Teacher Fellows 

What Next: 10th Grade Constitutional Law Teacher at Urban Assembly School of Law and Justice, Brooklyn Heights 

Hist & lit was one of the best decisions I made at Harvard. I found that I fell in love with both the content and skills that are essential to the concentration, and that it was that love that took me into the path I'm on now. While I was unsure of what I wanted to do during my time in college, I always knew that I was passionate about what I was doing in my tutorials and seminars. Two of my favorite classes—Stories of Slavery and Freedom and my Sophomore Tutorial—made me realize that I loved working with other people to uncover atypical meaning from texts. I eventually came to realize that my background in the concentration would enable me to bring the radical readings of history and literature that I learned to my students in Brooklyn next year, and I'm so excited to do it.