Diversity News

  • While pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience at UC Berkeley, Christine Liu is also busy several side projects. By day, she works in a laboratory studying the neural circuits that relate to nicotine reward and aversion. Outside of the lab, she makes time for art and advocacy...
  • "Then I started to realize that they saw something in me.” Shonell Benjamin an undergraduate student at Lawrence University speaks on her experience of going into research. As a star-studded basketball player, she also reveals how social media has expanded her popularity in the field and how it h...
  • What is stereotype threat? The feeling that you don’t belong.
  • Diversity varies drastically depending on your discipline. How does your field measure up?
  • “No, No, No. There’s no one that looks like me,” Twanna Futrell, a senior at CUNY Baruch College states when asked whether her professors reflect her ethnic group. As a black woman, Futrell is sensitive to the lack of diverse faculty within her campus...
  • Dr. Mai Thi Nguyen recently shared her experience with the challenges facing faculty and students of color, and the many initiatives at UNC-Chapel Hill that strive to achieve diversity. 
  • A research article published in The Career Development Quarterly examined career calling in women of color and asked whether it is influenced by family and critical consciousness. See the infographic to learn more!
  • We recently caught up with Dr. Lee Badgett, the economist who first published an article on the LGBTQ wage gap, to get her perspective on the value of bringing queer voices to academia.
  •    In a country that is rapidly diversifying, it’s clear that students need a more diverse faculty to prepare them for careers in STEM fields. To address this issue, Stanford University’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has launched the Stanford Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and ...
  • Binary systems are a sticky subject for Dr. JJ Eldridge, a theoretical astrophysicist based in Auckland, New Zealand. “I joke that I study exploding binary stars while exploding the myth of a gender binary,” they say...
  • Dr. Jen Jack Gieseking, a scholar of queer geographies, on the importance of mentorship for trans faculty and students.
  • According to Archer, Dewitt, and Osborne’s 2015 article Is Science for Us? Black Students’ and Parents’ Views of Science and Science Careers, Black students are underrepresented in STEM careers. While governments have been focused on increasing STEM participation broadly, in order to ensure that ...
  • Molecular biologist Maryam Zaringhalam advocates for equity and inclusion in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We spoke with her about how increased diversity in STEM fields is improving science.
  • The USC Race and Equity Center recently released a report that tracks equality indicators for black students at every public higher education institution in the United States.
  • Queer social media gave Jennifer Honeycutt the courage to come out professionally. Can it give you confidence, too?