I’ve just published my new resource, Intersectionality, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access. There are five individual chapters which are intentended to work together. The information is a comprehensive, though not exhaustive, introduction into the barriers and solutions to discrimination in academia and research organisations. The issues are restricted to career trajectory from postgraduate years to senior faculty for educators and researchers.
Each section includes a discussion of the theoretical and empirical literature, with practical, evidence-based solutions listed in text boxes, capturing my long-standing career in equity and diversity program management, education and research.
This resource is split into five pages, for the purposes of improving reading experience; however, all five sections are intended to paint an holistic picture for social change. (If you prefer, read this resource as one PDF).
Explore the themes via this detailed table of contents:
- Introduction and intersectionality: how gender and racial inequalities are interconnected and compound other forms of social exclusion, such as sexuality, disability, class, age and so on.
- Indigenous scholars: racial injustice; and senior leadership
- Meaningful career pathways for Indigenous students and faculty
- Equity: barriers, issues and solutions to structural disadvantage.
- Gender equity in service: “fix the women” approaches; academic service and emotion work; publication; Aboriginal scholarship; public outreach; human rights work by people of colour
- “Motherhood penalty”: pay; Indigenous mothers
- Text Box 5: How to remove the motherhood bias
- Fatherhood bonus: childcare and parental leave
- Text Box 6: How to promote equitable parental leave and part-time work options
- Work/life balance: long working hours; impact on family time
- Text Box 7: Actively promote work/life balance
- Diversity: protections and promotion of differences to achieve equal opportunity
- Inclusion: actively seeking out, valuing and respecting differences
- Access: creating, measuring and redesigning opportunities to enhance participation by underrepresented groups
This project has taken me two years from start to finish, with a lot of heart ache and bumps along the way. This is one of the main reasons I’ve blogged less over the past year or so, as bringing this together took most of my time and energy, when I had these to give. Please share, and cite ethically: a lot of people plagiarise my work, and while I publish my knowledge free, please don’t exploit my labour.