Inclusiveness in academia

Despite many of us feeling otherwise, we are all subject to a number of forms of unconscious bias that can make openness and inclusion difficult to achieve. Although this is frustrating, it is also encouraging to know that there are ways we can reduce the impact of our biases (or even change them altogether).

Most of these links deal with gender equity in science, but of course relate to the broader issue of cultural barriers and biases, and what we can do to minimize these.

(Many thanks to Jessica Grahn—I've copied several of these links from her Women in Science page, which is an excellent resource all on its own.)

Books

Why so slow? Virginia Valian's excellent book on the advancement of women is full of interesting empirical studies. This was the first book I read on the topic and remains one of the most influential. (Amazon)

Why so slow?

Virginia Valian's excellent book on the advancement of women is full of interesting empirical studies. This was the first book I read on the topic and remains one of the most influential. (Amazon)

On balance in speaker lists for conferences and workshops

Speaker balance at conferences and workshops is extremely important: speaking is an important career step (and so balance in speakers helps those speaking), and the distribution of speakers shapes how the audience views the "experts" in the field.

Articles and blog posts on gender balance

Articles and blog posts about creating an inclusive environment

Other collections of information and links