GenderHEP Journal Club


Journal Club

The GenderHEP Journal Club meeting will take place on Wednesdays from 13:00 till 14:00.

During the meeting we are going to present scientific articles on equal opportunity issues.

Each person has maximally 20 minutes to present some interesting results/ideas in an informal way. The speaker can use projector to show a relevant paper plus blackboard.

No PowerPoint presentations!

Since women are still wildly underrepresented in physics the main goal of this journal club is to understand:

• Why there's a problem.

• How we can solve it.

The idea is to have 1-hour meeting regularly (but not more often than once a month).

The Kickoff meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 3rd at 12:00-13:00 (via Zoom).

Papers discussed:

1. Are women publishing less during the pandemic? Here’s what the data say

Giuliana Viglione

Nature, May 2020

2. Excellence, Masculinity and Work-Life Balance in Academia: Voices from Researchers in Germany and Sweden International Journal of Gender,

Minna Salminen-Karlsson, Andrea Wolffram, Nina Almgren

Science and Technology, Vol.10, No.1 (2018) p52

The second meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 1st, 13:00-14:00 (via Zoom)

Papers discussed:

1. Diversity is a Dangerous Set-up - Recreational antiracism won’t change anything: a review of Jonathan Kahn’s critique of implicit bias discourse

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Jan 24, 2018

2. 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


3. Best Practices or Best Guesses? Assessing the Efficacy of Corporate Affirmative Action and Diversity Policies

Alexandra Kalev, Frank Dobbin, Erin Kelly

August 1, 2006

4. 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.