Equality & Diversity

Collection of references for Equality & Diversity Work in STEMM

This page is very much a work in progress. I’ll be adding new resources as I find them. Very happy about recommendations too, so please do send them my way 🙂



  Research Publications

Sexual harassment reported by undergraduate female physicists [Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., Lauren M. Aycock, Zahra Hazari, Eric Brewe, Kathryn B. H. Clancy, Theodore Hodapp, Renee Michelle Goertzen, 2019]

Gender Bias in Teaching Evaluaions [Journal of the European Economic Association, Friederike Mengel, Jan Sauermann, Ulf Zölitz, 2019]

The Leaky Pipeline for Postdocs: A study of the time between receiving a PhD and securing a faculty job for male and female astronomers [Instrumentation and Methods of Astrophysics, Kevin Flaherty, 2018]

How the entire scientific community can confront gender bias in the workplace [Nature Ecology & Evolution, Kathleen E. Grogan, 2018]

The Mark of a Woman’s Record: Gender and Academic Performance in Hiring [American Sociological Review, Natasha Quadlin, 2018]

LGBT+ Inclusivity in Physics and Astronomy: A Best Practices Guide [Physics Education, Nicole Ackerman, Timothy Atherton, Adrian Ray Avalani, Christine A. Berven, Tanmoy Laskar, Ansel Neunzert, Diana S. Parno, Michael Ramsey-Musolf, 2018]

Queer in STEM Organizations: Workplace Disadvantages for LGBT Employees in STEM Related Federal Agencies [Social Sciences, Erin A. Cech, Michelle V. Pham, 2017]

APS LGBT Climate in Physics Report [American Physical Society, Timothy J. Atherton, RamÓn S. Barthelemy, Wouter Deconinck, Michael L. Falk, Savannah Garmon, Elena Long, Monica Plisch, Elizabeth H. Simmons, Kyle Reeves, 2016]

Queer in STEM: Workplace Experiences Reported in a National Survey of LGBTQA Individuals in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Careers [Journal of Homosexuality, Jeremy B. Yoder, Allison Mattheis, 2015]

Gay Pay for Straight Work: Mechanisms Generating Disadvantage [Gender & Society, Sean Waite, Nicole Denier, 2015]

Navigating the heteronormativity of engineering: the experiences of lesbian, gay, and bisexual students [Engineering Studies, Erin A. Cech, Tom J. Waidzunas, 2011]

   Online Resources


Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong – and the New Research That’s Reqriting The Story
by Angela Saini

Goodreads Blurb:
From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story.
Shedding light on controversial research and investigating the ferocious gender wars in biology, psychology and anthropology, Angela Saini takes readers on an eye-opening journey to uncover how women are being rediscovered. She explores what these revelations mean for us as individuals and as a society, revealing an alternative view of science in which women are included, rather than excluded.

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
by Caroline Criado Perez

Goodreads Blurb:
Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued. If any of this sounds familiar, chances are that you’re a woman.
Invisible Women shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. It exposes the gender data gap – a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women, and that has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect on women’s lives.