This guide is intended to provide some general information about how to determine whose perspectives and research are represented in your course materials and why. It also offers ways to find new scholarship and to address the lack of diversity in academic research with your students.
This guide is by no means exhaustive, but rather serves as a starting place for considering new things. It was created quickly to address an immediate need in the Lesley community, and it will continue to develop in response to evolving issues with guidance from users. If you have something you'd like to contribute, change, or talk about please e-mail email@example.com. We welcome your input!
C. Roh, E. Drabinski & H. Inefuku. Scholarly Communication as a Tool for Social Justice and Diversity. National Diversity in Libraries Conference (2016). ---Source of Demographics Charts.
Lee & Low Books. Diversity in Publishing. Diversity Baseline Study. 2019. https://blog.leeandlow.com/2020/01/28/2019diversitybaselinesurvey/
Das, J. Do, Q. Shaines, P. Srinivasan, S. , “U.S. and Them: The Geography of Academic Research. ” World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series, 5152 ( 2009 ).
Basically, it comes down to funding and priorities in higher education and the publishing industry; however, the publishing industry can only do so much if submissions aren't from a diverse pool to begin with. It's the responsibility of higher education to create that pool of researchers and recruit, support, and retain them.
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