Decorative Background

Diversity Journal Club

There are persistent inequities in academic experiences and careers between individuals from different demographic backgrounds. There are also differences in the extent to which certain groups of people are represented in our scholarship, preventing these groups from experiencing the benefits of our research innovations and, in turn, perpetuating inequity. Despite the pressing need to address historical and current inequities and the need to promote greater representation within our scholarship, often no formal training is offered to achieve these aims.

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The aim of Diversity Journal Club is to lower the barrier to finding and sharing resources and promoting conversations that help us take initial steps to becoming educated and effective allies to our underrepresented minority colleagues. Readings and discussions help us become aware of the long history of inequity and discrimination against groups marginalized because of their sex, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, intersectional identities, and more, that persists in our communities. Participation in a diversity journal club is one small way to inform ourselves about our biases and the shortcomings of our academic culture and to identify actions we may take to enact positive change. You can find tips for setting up a journal club, as well as get access to a reading list, at this link.

To learn more about Diversity Journal Club at the Annenberg School, please contact David Lydon-Staley.

2020-21 Speakers

  • May 2021: Joseph Zinski, PennPORT Fellow, Department of Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicing
  • April 2021: Eric Layland, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale School of Public Health
  • March 2021: Tres Hinds, Postdoctoral Fellow, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, Unviersity of Texas at Austin
  • February 2021: McKenzie N. Stokes, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Psychology, North Carolina State University
  • January 2021: Morgan C. Jerald, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Macalester College
  • December 2020: Allison Morgan, Doctoral Student and NSF Graduate Fellow, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder
  • November 2020: Adam Hoffman, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Western Carolina University
  • October 2020: Lorena Aceves, AAAS/SRCD Federal Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • September 2020: Max Bertolero, Postdoctoral Scientist, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania