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Out of the Margins: An Anti-Racism Reading Group

Through a series of faculty-facilitated meetings, we will learn, unlearn, and be inspired to take actions through our discussion of selected readings.

Session Overview

Scholarly Publishing and Baked-In Bias

January 26, 2022 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm

While scholarly articles and other peer-reviewed products are typically considered the gold standard in academic research, as cultural products they are rooted in traditional power structures and not free of class, gender, racial/ethnic, and linguistic biases. For example, scholarly publishing tends to privilege those with the highest levels of education, which has gender and racial/ethnic/nationality implications; those who write and read in English; persons who can afford subscriptions or access institutional subscriptions; Eurocentric thought; and even particular research modalities or subjects. As consumers and creators of information—and especially as educators modeling disciplinary norms for students—acknowledging that the resources you access and use are not as neutral as they might seem is vital to understanding bias in information resources and disrupting the structures, policies, and practices that allow them to continue. 

 

Facilitated by: Rita Premo (University Library)                

Selected Readings

Please follow the link(s) below to access the text(s) selected for this session. We look forward to hearing your thoughts during the facilitated conversation.

Supplementary Readings