PUBLICATIONS ON DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY IN STEM

A number of articles and editorials have been published in recent years that cover the subjects of equality, inclusion and diversity in chemistry and STEM. The following list is intended as a resource for those who want to learn more about these topics.

Opinion: African researchers should stand their ground in global knowledge production

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PROF CORLI WITTHUHN 

Research matters

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The Social Research Association (SRA)

Decision-making factors of female A-level chemistry students when choosing to study a degree in chemistry

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Rachel Crossdale , Fraser J. Scott  and Gemma Sweeney 

To advance equality for women, use the evidence

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Michelle Ryan

CAN U.S. PHYSICS OVERCOME ITS RECORD OF EXCLUSION?

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Jeffrey Mervis

How a part-time fellowship enticed a scientist back to academia

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Rachel James

Scientists question Max Planck Society’s treatment of women leaders

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Alison Abbott

A new equilibrium for supramolecular chemists

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Extension request avoidance predicts greater time stress among women

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Ashley V. Whillansa, Jaewon Yoona, Aurora Tureka and Grant E. Donnellyb

‘Academics should be rewarded for supporting careers of others’

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Sophie Inge

Starting up in science

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By Kerri Smith, Heidi Ledford and Richard Van Noorden
Photography by Chris Maddaloni

Teaching Equity in Chemistry

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Danny Doucette. Abigail R. Daane, Angela Flynn, Chris Gosling, Dana Hsi, Clausell Mathis, Andrew Morrison, Shinae Park, Moses Rifkin and Johan Tabora

Journal of Chemical Education, 12th August 2021

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00415

Anti-Black racism in academia and what you can do about it

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Working Class in Academia

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The authorship rows that sour scientific collaborations

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Responses to 10 common criticisms of antiracism action in STEMM

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Maya L. GosztylaI, Lydia Kwong, Naomi A. Murray, Claire E. Williams, Nicholas Behnke, Porsia Curry6, Kevin D. Corbett, Karen N. SouzaI, Julia Gala de PabloI, Joanina Gicobi, Monica JavidniaI, Navina Lotay, Sidney Madison Prescott, James P. Quinn, Zeena M. G. Rivera, Markia A. Smith, Karen T. Y. Tang, Aarya Venkat, Megan A. Yamoah

Black Scientists Are Not the Door to Diversity

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Cellas A. Hayes

ACS Chem. Neurosci., 11th June 2021

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acschemneuro.1c00375

Nothing About Us Without Us – Towards Genuine Inclusion of Disabled Scientists and Science Students Post Pandemic

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Dr. Julia P. Sarju

Recognition of academia’s ‘invisible labour’ is long overdue

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Shari Boodts and Fleur Jongepier

Equality and diversity efforts do not ‘burden’ research — no matter what the UK government says

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Editorial

Teaching with and supporting teachers with dyslexia in higher education 

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Lived experiences of ableism in academia,

ISBN: 978-1447354130, 25th May 2021

https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/lived-experiences-of-ableism-in-academia

Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia
Strategies for Inclusion in Higher Education

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Nicole Brown

How to blow the whistle on an academic bully

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Virginia Gewin

The missing colours of chemistry

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Ableism in Academia - Theorising experiences of disabilities and chronic illnesses in higher education

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Nicole Brown and Jennifer Leigh

UCL press, 5th October 2020

https://www.uclpress.co.uk/products/123203

UK chemistry pipeline loses almost all of its BAME students after undergraduate studies

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Katrina Krämer

Gender gap in chemistry journals hasn’t improved in 15 years

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Exploring perceptions of and supporting dyslexia in teachers in higher education in STEM

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Jennifer Hiscock and Jennifer Leigh

Innovations in Education and Teaching International , 14th May 2020

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14703297.2020.1764377

Why are there still so few black scientists in the UK?

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Aarathi Prasad

A longer shortlist increases the consideration of female candidates in male-dominant domains

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Brian J. Lucas, Zachariah Berry, Laura M. Giurge and Dolly Chugh

Uncertainty plagues junior researchers from underprivileged backgrounds amid pandemic

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Carrie Arnold and Chris Woolston

Postdocs under pressure: 'Can I even do this anymore?'

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Chris Woolston

Nature 2020, 587, 689-692.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-03235-y

Organic Chemistry: A Retrosynthetic Approachto a Diverse Field

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Laura K. G. Ackerman-Biegasiewicz, Daniela M. Arias-Rotondo, Kyle F. Biegasiewicz, Elizabeth Elacqua, Matthew R. Golder, Laure V. Kayser, Jessica R. Lamb, Christine M. Le, Nathan A. Romero, Sidney M. Wilkerson-Hill, and Dwight A. Williams

ACS Centr. Sci. 2020, 6, 1845-1850.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acscentsci.0c01138

To See a Face Like Mine

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Esther A. Odekunle

Cell 2020, 183, 564-567.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2020.10.009

Ten simple rules for women principle investigators during a pandemic

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Pamela K. Kreeger et al.

PLoS Comput. Biol. 2020, 16, e1008370.

https://doi.org/10.1371/journal

White men still dominate in UK academic science

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Chris Woolston

Nature 2020, 579, 622.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-00759-1

Female Faculty: Why So Few and Why Care?

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Shina Caroline Lynn Kamerlin and Pernilla Wittung‐Stafshede

Chem. -Eur. J. 202026, 8319–8323. 

DOI: 10.1002/chem.202002522

Racism in academia, and why the ‘little things’ matter

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Kevin N. Laland

Nature 2020, 584, 653–654.

DOI: 10.1038/d41586-020-02471-6

Organic Chemistry: A Call to Action for Diversity and Inclusion

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Sarah E. Reisman, Richmond Sarpong, Matthew S. Sigman and Tehshik P. Yoon

Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 6223–6228

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c02559

A Diverse View of Science to Catalyse Change

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César A. Urbina‐Blanco et al.

The race to the bottom and the route to the top

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David K. Smith

Nature Chemistry 2020, 12, 101–103.

DOI: 10.1038/s41557-019-0410-y

Putting mentoring first

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Jen Heemstra and Neil Garg

Black scientists matter

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Malegapuru William Makgoba

Science 2020, 369, 884.

DOI: 10.1126/science.abe3234.

Equity and Inclusion in the Chemical Sciences Requires Actions not Just Words

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Melanie S. Sandford

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 11317–11318.

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c06482

Excellence versus Diversity? Not an Either/Or Choice

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Silvia Bordiga et al. 

ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 7310–7311.

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c02590

Confronting Racism in Chemistry Journals

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Cynthia J. Burrows et al.

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 28925–28927.

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c10979

Are women publishing less during the pandemic? Here’s what the data say

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Giuliana Viglione

Nature 2020, 581, 365–366.

DOI: 10.1038/d41586-020-01294-9

Pandemic lockdown holding back female academics, data show

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Times Higher Education Supplement 2020.

Link (subscription only).

Younger scientists need better support

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Increasing gender diversity in the STEM research workforce

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Carol W. Greider et al.

Science 2019366,   692–695.
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz0649

The Chemistry Women Mentorship Network (ChemWMN): A Tool for Creating Critical Mass in Academic Chemistry

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Brandi M. Cossairt, Jillian L. Dempsey and Elizabeth R. Young

Inorg. Chem2019, 58, 12493–12496.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02707

Ableism in academia: where are the disabled and ill academics?

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Jennifer Leigh, Nicole Brown

Disability & Society 2018, 

DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2018.1455627

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