Kickoff meeting, Wednesday, June 3rd at 12:00-13:00 (via Zoom)


Prof. Dr. Michael Kraemer (RWTH Aachen University) & Prof. Dr. Kerstin Borras (RWTH Aachen University & DESY)

Papers discussed:

Are women publishing less during the pandemic? Here’s what the data say ( Nature, May 2020)

Excellence, Masculinity and Work-Life Balance in Academia: Voices from Researchers in Germany and Sweden International Journal of Gender ( Science and Technology, Vol.10, No.1 (2018) p52)


Second meeting, Wednesday, July 1st, 13:00-14:00 (via Zoom )


Jun.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Westhoff (Heidelberg University) & Saniya Heeba, PhD student (RWTH Aachen University)

Papers discussed:

Diversity is a Dangerous Set-up - Recreational antiracism won’t change anything: a review of Jonathan Kahn’s critique of implicit bias discourse (Jan 24, 2018)

THE TIME IS NOW - Systemic Changes to Increase African Americans with Bachelor’s Degrees in Physics and Astronomy The AIP National Task Force to Elevate African American Representation in Undergraduate Physics & Astronomy (TEAM-UP) American Institute of Physics College Park, MD

Best Practices or Best Guesses? Assessing the Efficacy of Corporate Affirmative Action and Diversity Policies (August 1, 2006 )

Making people aware of their implicit biases doesn’t usually change minds. But here’s what does work

This interview with psychologist Anthony Greenwald was republished with permission from Knowable Magazine.

The original article was published on June 4, 2020.