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Paper: Barriers to Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity in Astronomy
Volume: 524, Advancing Astronomy for All (ASP 2018)
Page: 11
Authors: Rudolph, A.; Basri, G.; Norman, D.; Wimberly, M. K. R.
Abstract: Astronomy, like many other sciences, has struggled to engage and include traditionally underrepresented groups such as underrepresented minorities (URMs), women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, disabled persons, and others. The reasons for this struggle are many and various, but three important, well-known, well-studied issues are: Stereotype Threat, Imposter Syndrome, and Implicit Bias. These issues can arise in a variety of settings: in the classroom, in research settings, in mentor/adviser relations, and in community outreach. This highly interactive session will help participants learn about these three topics and how they manifest themselves in their work engaging various constituencies in appreciating, studying, and practicing astronomy.
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