Harveys sociology professor Richard Thaler thinks so.
And he says Harvard has done a much better job of it than other institutions.
“There’s not a lot of diversity at Harvard,” Thaler said during a recent panel discussion hosted by the Atlantic.
“Harvard sociology has been more focused on race, class, sex, gender, sexuality, etc. than the rest of the country.
It’s a little bit more thoughtful about those things than most.”
He also said that the university is getting better at making its diversity programs work.
“We’re doing much better in terms of hiring and retention and what we’ve seen over the last few years is a huge increase in hiring,” he said.
“There’s a lot more diversity than there used to be, and a lot less of it in sociology departments than we used to see.”
And he said that, in terms that Thaler can measure, Harvard sociology is actually on the right track.
“I think we’re very much on track,” Thales said.