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DEI Resources


Racial Equity Tools Glossary
MP Associates, Center for Assessment and Policy Development and World Trust Educational Services, 2019.


Reporting Grievances

Faculty/Staff Assistance Services
Core Counseling, Work Group Services, and Faculty/Staff Emergency Fund

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Report an incident at the link above regarding:

  • Complaints of Discrimination or Harassment
  • Concerns about Negative Behavior and Campus Belonging
  • Reporting an Incident of Sexual Misconduct
  • Reporting a Barrier to Access
  • Reporting to External Agencies

IGB Internal Options
Utilize anonymous form at the link above, or speak with a trusted colleague or a member of IGB leadership


Further Readings

African Americans in evolutionary science: where we have been, and what’s next
Graves, J.L. Evo Edu Outreach 12, 18, 2019

Best practices for LGBTQ+ inclusion during ecological fieldwork: Considering safety, cis/heteronormativity and structural barriers
Coon, J. J., Alexander, N. B., Smith, E. M., et al. Journal of Applied Ecology, 00, 1– 7, 2023

Ecology and evolutionary biology must elevate BIPOC scholars
Duc Bo Massey, M., Arif, S., Albury, C. and Cluney, V.A., Ecology Letters, 24, 913-919, 2021

Elevate, don’t assimilate, to revolutionize the experience of scientists who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour 
Halsey, S.J., Strickland, L.R., Scott-Richardson, M. et al. Nat Ecol Evol 4, 1291–1293, 2020

Genomics is failing on diversity
Popejoy AB, Fullerton SM. Nature. 2016 Oct 13;538(7624):161-164

How LGBT+ scientists would like to be included and welcomed in STEM workplaces
Nature 586, 813-816 (2020)

Human genetic diversity: Lewontin's fallacy
Edwards AW. Bioessays. 2003 Aug;25(8):798-801

Inclusivity for all: How to make your research group accessible
Levine, A.G. Science, Jan 2020

Nuu-chah-nulth blood returns to west coast
Wiwchar, D. Ha-Shilth-Sa, 2004. 

Science and equality of opportunity
McNutt M. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Jul 14;117(28):16090-16091

Ten simple rules for building an antiracist lab
Chaudhary VB, Berhe AA (2020) Ten simple rules for building an antiracist lab. PLoS Comput Biol 16(10): e1008210

The Illusion of Inclusion - The "All of Us" Research Program and Indigenous Peoples' DNA
Fox K. N Engl J Med. 2020 Jul 30;383(5):411-413

The power of diversity
Powell, K. Nature 558, 2018

Unequal representation of genetic variation across ancestry groups creates healthcare inequality in the application of precision medicine
Petrovski, S., Goldstein, D.B. Genome Biol 17, 157, 2016

When two tribes go to war
Dalton, R. Nature 430, 500–502, 2004

“Where do I even start?” Recommendations for faculty diversifying syllabi in ecology, evolution, and the life sciences
Perrin-Stowe, T. I. N., Horner, M., Coon, J. J., Lynch, L. R., de Flamingh, A., Alexander, N. B., Golebie, E., Swartz, T. M., Bader, A. C., & Halsey, S. J. (2023). “Where do I even start?” Recommendations for faculty diversifying syllabi in ecology, evolution, and the life sciences. Ecology and Evolution, 13, e9719.