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    Scientists push against barriers to diversity in the field sciences

    • Oct 25, 2021
    • John Pickrell

    Christopher Schmitt is an anthropologist and biologist at Boston University who studies vervet monkeys. He is also a gay man, a fact that can make fieldwork in remote locations more complicated. "Often when I'm in the field and not sure how my being gay will be received, I take a ‘don't ask, don't tell' stance," he says. "Basically, I would confide in folks … I was sure were gay-friendly, but be ‘single and too busy to date' with folks I wasn't sure about."

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    Science's English dominance hinders diversity—but the community can work toward change

    • Oct 18, 2021
    • Rodrigo Pérez Ortega

    When Valeria Ramírez Castañeda was a biology master's student at the University of Los Andes in Colombia, the thought of writing her thesis in English gave her a headache. Writing it in Spanish would fulfill her graduation requirement—but if she wrote it in English, it would be far easier to turn it into a paper she could immediately submit for publication.

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    Three trouble spots facing women in science—and how we can tackle them

    • Oct 18, 2021
    • Leah H. Somerville

    Women are pursuing careers in science at rates never seen before, and this growing representation of female voices is truly exciting. Yet we are well aware that the academic community has not solved all the problems facing women.

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    What I've learned about being a Black scientist

    • Sep 29, 2021
    • Neil A. Lewis, Jr.

    Under normal circumstances, I try to write columns that are optimistic and uplifting. I am, after all, a motivation and goal pursuit researcher, and thus I feel a duty to provide readers with information that will help them achieve their goals. But, dear readers, these are not normal times, and so this will not be a normal column.

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    Why I came out as nonbinary to my Ph.D. lab

    • Sep 29, 2021
    • Bec Roldan

    My hands shook as I sat down to write the email. "I wanted to let y'all know that I use they/them/theirs pronouns," I typed. "I know that gender-neutral/non-binary pronouns are not a common staple in our language, but I ask that you please do your best to respect them." Proclaiming my identity—one I had still not quite figured out yet—to a group of co-workers made me feel incredibly vulnerable.