Equity & Inclusion Journal Club

Equity and Inclusion in Astronomy lunch meetings are aimed to share articles, insights, events, resources and experiences relevant to promoting equity and diversity. This lunch group is set up to be a place to find others that care about these issues, to learn from them, and to establish a community of allies for equality and diversity.

Current topic

Jan 31st 2024

Demographics of the SDSS collaboration

Link to the paper on Arxiv


Tanya Urrutia

Previous Topics

Nov 29th 2023

8th International Meeting of Women Physicists

Link to Iris' talk slides (PDF, intranet only)

Iris Traulsen

July 4th 2023

Serendipity, talent and innovation

Andrea_Rapisarda_TVL_Equity_and_Inclusion_Journal Club (PDF)

Andrea_Rapisarda_talk (movie)


Andrea Rapisarda

December 12th 2022

Admission challenges and culture issues for Uni Potsdam Astro-Master Program

Link to the paper "PhD bridge programmes as engines for access, diversity and inclusion"

Martin Wendt

October 10th 2022

Multi-sensory Approaches for Accessible Astronomy

Link to the paper "The Audible Universe"

Chris Harrison


May 16th 2022

The impostor-syndrome

Marie Martig

Resources for PhD students and postdocs, that were discussed during the talk:




Members of the executive board for the "Structured Doctoral Research and Training Programme" are: Carsten Denker and Maria-Rosa Cioni

March 14th 2022

Well-being in French Astrophysics

Link to paper "Well-being in French Astrophysics"

Natalie Webb


December 6th 2021

The OWSD: The Organization for Women in Science in the Developing World

OWSD Website

Kleinsy Bonilla

Equity and Inclusion Journal Club_OWSD LAC_KleinsyBonilla.pdf

October 4th 2021

The academic motherload

Link to the paper "The academic motherload: Models of parenting engagement and the effect on academic productivity and performance"

Davor Krajnović

September 6th 2021

Decolonization in Astronomy

Tana Joseph

Link to Tana's presentation (note: only available on the AIP intranet)

July 12th 2021

The work of the gender equity officer at AIP

Katrin Böhrs

"E&I" Journal Club Presentation - July 12th 2021

June 21st 2021

The new role of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the selection of Fellowships and Tenure-Track positions

Roelof de Jong

May 31st 2021

Managing work-life balance during the Covid-19 crisis

Bilge, Alkan & Ağanoğlu - "Managing work-life balance during the Covid-19 crisis"

Ruzin Ağanoğlus Presentation

"E&I" Journal club - 31. Mai 2021

How we nearly found Neptune a decade earlier: equity & inclusion from a UK perspective

Karen Masters

Who Asks Questions at Astronomy Meetings? An Overview of the Gender Questions Project

Sarah Jane Schmidt

Davenport et al. (2014) Studying Gender in Conference Talks – data from the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society
Pritchard et al. (2014) Asking Gender Questions

Examining the Intersection of Gender and Nationality at the AIP

Claude Ernest Mack III

US Tavel Ban – the various statements put out by our professional societies, its affect on Astronomers/Scientists, and solutions that we can implement

Sarah Jane Schmidt

Committee On INclusion in SDSS (COINS)

Sarah Jane Schmidt

Gender Systematics in Telescope Time Allocation at ESO

Maria-Rosa Cioni

F. Patat, The Messenger, September 2016, No. 165, p. 2

Women at the AIP: Evaluation Report

Andrea Kunder

Die Frauenquote / A women's quota

Tanya Urrutia

German introduces a women’s quota of 30% applicable to the supervisory boards of large companies

Gender Bias in Hiring and Proposal Selection

Sarah Jane Schmidt

Moss-Racusin, C. A., Dovidio, J. F., Brescoll, V. L., Graham, M., & Handelsman, J. (2012). Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 16474-16479
Reid, I. Neill, (2014) Gender-Correlated Systematics in HST Proposal Selection. PASP 126 923

Sexual Harassment in the Work Place

Sarah Jane Schmidt

Geoff Marcy Sexually Harassed Students
How to end sexual harassment in astronomy (Dr. Meg Urry)

Unconscious Bias – Gender-Science Implicit Bias test

Andrea Kunder

Dr. Kenzek Unconscious Bias presentation given at IAU 2015
Harvard Project Implicit
Project Implicit Publications
Validity of Project Implicit
Project Implicit on wikipedia
German Implicit Bias Page

The postdoc: The leakiest part of the academic pipeline (for women)

Else Starkenburg

Designing a career ladder for women postdocs in science

Last update: 14. February 2024