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

July 12th 2021

The work of the gender equity officer at AIP

Katrin Böhrs

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


Previous topics

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: 15. July 2021