This session, organized by Physics Magazine and based on the magazine’s recent investigations on equity issues, will bring together four researchers and activists whose work has focused on different roots of inequity, including gender-bias, ethnic and geographic discrimination, and prestige-bias.
Speakers will give individual talks on their respective domains of activities. They will then gather for a panel discussion that will explore intersections between different discrimination factors and propose possible strategies and practical approaches that researchers and institutions could adopt to make the field of physics as equitable as possible.
Speakers and Discussion Topics
- Erin Teich, University of Pennsylvania, on gender biases and LGBTQ+ discrimination, as covered in "Tackling Academia’s Publication Inequities.”
- Vernon Morris, Arizona State University, on racial biases as covered in "Systemic Racism Reflected in Grant Allocations, Researchers Argue.”
- Melissa Dancy, Western Michigan University, on white privilege, as covered in "See No Bias, Hear No Bias, Speak for No Change."