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

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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 research efforts in a STEM-focused college.

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


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

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. We will share the Zoom link with registrants in the days immediately prior to the event. 

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The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 5:00pm.