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The lack of diversity in STEM is an important issue and one that our lab wants to help the ecology and evolutionary biology community address. It is our responsibility to educate ourselves about diversity issues in STEM, and to learn how best to combat bias and prejudice and to promote social equality. A growing list of resources concerning diversity issues in STEM can be found below.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at CU Boulder has a website with resources and information, as well as updates on recent departmental diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Many of these efforts are lead by members who participate in our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM Seminar. Graduate students can take this seminar for credit, but it is open to all faculty, students, and staff.

pride flagRepresentation Matters: During the 2019 Evolution meeting in Rhode Island, the Society for the Study of Evolution, the American Society of Naturalists, and the Society for Systematic Biology co-sponsored a Story Collider event titled Evolution 2019: Stories from outside the distribution. I had the pleasure of being able to share my story during this event, and to listen to stories from an incredible group of evolutionary biologists. You can listen to our stories here: Evolution 2019: Stories from outside the distribution.

Project Biodiversify - a repository of teaching materials and methods aimed at enhancing human diversity and inclusivity in biology courses (@biodiversifying). Here are some excellent slides for Inclusive and Accurate Approaches for Teaching Sex and Gender in Biology PDF

Humane genomics education can reduce racism - Science

Safe fieldwork strategies for at-risk individuals, their supervisors and institutions - Nature Ecology and Evolution

Ghosts of science past still haunt us. We can put them to rest - Undark

Sex and gender essentialism in textbooks - Science

The sociopolitical in human genetics education - Science

Colorado Disabled Students Network

STEM’s Racial Reckoning Just Entered Its Most Crucial Phase - WIRED

'This deserves our attention.’ New data highlight LGBTQ scientists’ workplace challenges - Science

How LGBT+ scientists would lik to be incluided and welcomed in STEM workplaces - Nature

"Diversity in STEM - What it is and why it matters?" Scientific American Blog

To learn inclusion skills, make it personal - Nature

"Diversity: Pride in science" - Nature  - on being LGBTQ in STEM

They’re Here. They’re Queer. They’re Scientists.

What does it take to make an institution more diverse? - Nature

Help that hurts women - Inside Higher ED (regarding letters of reccomendation)

"Women in Science" Nature - Special Issue

Understanding unconscious bias - Royal Society video

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter - Scientific American

Increasing Diversity in Academic Hiring - Inside Higher ED

Opinion: Gender Diversity Leads to Better Science - PNAS

"How to Queer Ecology: one Goose at a Time" - Orion magazine

"The phylogenetics of equality" - from the blog of Dr. Stacey Smith (For the love of trees) from CU Boulder

"Equality: Standing out" - Nature, about how a "welcoming lab environments and networking organizations help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender scientists to excel."

"The remarkably different answers men and women give when asked who's the smartest in the class" The Washington Post

"Science faculty's subtle gender biases favor male students" PNAS

Several popular press pieces on insights from trans scientists on biases in the field can be found herehere and here

An article on implicit bias in letters of recommendation by Trix & Psenka

Teaching Beyond the Gender Binary in the University Classroom