Inclusion, diversity, and equity working group


  • Share resources and promote conversations that help us to take initial steps to become educated and effective allies to our underrepresented minority colleagues.
  • Discussions that help us to become aware of the long history of inequity and discrimination against groups marginalized because of their sex, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability status, and more, that persists in our communities.
  • Participation in this meeting is a small way to inform ourselves about our biases and the shortcomings of our academic culture and to identify actions we may take to make positive change.

When and how

Hybrid format:

  • Paper discussion: one Wednesday per month at 14:00 for 60 minutes.
  • Seminar: last Thursday of the month, at 14.00.

Schedule and resources for Paper Discussion


Date Presenter Title/Topic Resources Outputs
10.11 Francesca Negative impacts of precarity Nature Article

OECD Report 

German letter

These are some of our answers to the question:
"Which are the negative impacts of precarity?"

- A lot of time spent in applications for new jobs and grants
- Difficult to make long-term plans for life and family
- Stress, mental health


Seminar Schedule


Date Presenter Topic Title Abstract
27.1 Leonard Burtsche Climate change
24.2 Elliot Brown Mental Health
31.3 Frank Baaijens Gender bias
28.4 Sara Lucatello Unconscious bias
26.5 Daniela Huppenkothen Academic Hiring