In the Astronomy Culture Journal Club (formerly known as Diversity Journal Club), the Women in Astronomy invite all members of the Astronomy Department (including men) to participate in a monthly Journal Club focused on issues of gender in Astronomy, STEM, and/or academia. We will be meeting every 6 weeks. Each discussion will focus on a journal article, news article, or blog post on a select topic, such as Microaggressions, Impostor Syndrome, or Internalized Sexism.
Unlike typical Journal Club formats, our discussions are subject to several rules of moderation to ensure an equitable and respectful conversation. Attendees should come prepared to participate. We use specific guidelines regarding taking turns speaking and sharing ideas to promote everyone participating in the discussion. To review our discussion guidelines, please click here. Illinois Astronomy graduate students: If you’re interested in getting up-to-date information on Astronomy Culture Journal Club, sign up for our mailing list here.
Discussion notes will be posted to our Astronomy Culture Journal Club Google Group, which can be joined here.
Upcoming Astronomy Culture Journal Club:
Notes from Previous Astronomy Culture Journal Club Discussions
November 28, 2018: Decolonise science – time to end another imperial era by Rohan Deb Roy
September 24, 2018: Mountain Battle by Alexandra Witze
April 5, 2018: Diversity is a Dangerous Setup by Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
October 26, 2017: Inclusive Astronomy – The Nashville Recommendations
March 30th, 2017: Introduction to Feminism
Feb 13th, 2017: Intersectionality
December 9th, 2016: Unconscious/Implicit Bias
November 3rd, 2016: Bystander Approaches to Sexual Harassment
September 23rd, 2016: Impostor Syndrome
June 27th, 2016: Internalized Sexism
April 18th, 2016: Impostor Syndrome
March 8th, 2016: Microaggressions