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Scholarship in the 21st Century: Race and Gender in Scholarship


Friday, October 30, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm


Held Online

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Nicholas Paulus


Dr. Laverne McQuiller-Williams

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Join us for a panel discussion on the disparities of race, gender, and ethnicity in scholarly publishing. Speakers will address their work creating and editing journals; collaboratively building training resources tailored to different audiences in the scholarly publishing community; and administering equitable research efforts in a STEM-focused college.

Moderator: Laverne McQuiller-Williams, Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts Panelists:

Jocelyn Dawson, Project Leader, Toolkits for Equity & Journals Marketing Manager, Duke University Press
In support of necessary change, the Toolkits for Equity project leaders are working to create three toolkits to provide resources for allies; for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; and for organizations. These toolkits provide a common framework for analysis, a shared vocabulary, and best practices to address racial disparities specific to the scholarly publishing community.

Rebecca Sumner, Assistant Dean for Research, College of Engineering Technology, RIT

Dean Sumner will present on gender and research in the College of Engineering Technology on how to support female faculty in building their research.

Seretha D Williams, Professor of English and Women's & Gender Studies, Augusta University & Editor of Third Stone Journal on Afro-Futurism

Third Stone Journal is devoted to Afrofuturism and other modes of the Black Fantastic. It is a starting place for a necessary conversation on literature, art, music, digital content, popular culture, and more that seeks to inject activism by advocating for the removal of obstacles that have habitually stifled and/or silenced people of African descent, their imagination, and things produced as a result.

This event is open to anyone and will be a virtual event held on Zoom. Register for the Zoom webinar directly: 

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This webinar was given through RIT's web conferencing system, Adobe Connect, which allows participants to join us from the comfort of their own home or office.

This event was open captioned.