Diversity, Inclusiveness, and Wellness Resources
I try to do what I can to make philosophy and the cognitive sciences more diverse, inclusive, and supportive of whole personal well-being. Here are some resources that I have found helpful and that I hope will be helpful to other researchers and teachers.
(This page is a work in progress. Please feel free to suggest sections and/or content!)
Teaching with Compassion and Awareness of Barriers to Performance
Douglas Dowland and Annemarie Pérez, “How to Be a Generous Professor in Precarious Times”
E. Price, "Laziness does not exist", Medium.com, March 23, 2018.
Jasmine Garsd, “#Blessed: Is Everyone Happier Than You on Social Media?” Npr.org, August 16, 2018
Pamela Oliver, “Taking Criticism While Privileged” Inside Higher Ed, July 18, 2018.
Discussing Race and Racism
"There Is No Apolitical Classroom: Resources for Teaching in These Times," National Council of Teachers of English, August 15, 2017.
Discussing Gender, Sexism, and Misogyny
Kate Manne, Down Girl
Cordelia Fine (2010). http://books.wwnorton.com/books/Delusions-of-Gender/. Norton.
Danica Savonick and Cathy N. Davidson, "Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies," London School of Economics Impact Blog, last updated March 8 2017.
On "The Google Memo"
The Google Memo, James Damore. Presented with updates by Kate Conger, Gizmodo.com, last updated August 5, 2017.
"The Email Larry Page Should Have Written to James Damore," The Economist, August 19, 2017.
Discussing Gender and Sexuality
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A note on email: While email is a very helpful tool, it often encroaches on valuable time for other work, such as writing and teaching, and increases the pressure to be "on" 24/7. In an effort to support my own well-being and quality work time and to help change these cultural pressures, I limit the amount of time I spend responding to emails and often don't check email on weekends. This means that I may respond to your email more slowly than usual. Thanks for your patience and consideration.
On making email work for us, rather than the other way around:
The Monday Motivator: This weekly email from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity aims to provide concrete, positive support for junior scholars. It's a great resource for graduate students too.
Self-love, acceptance, and care ... and facing vulnerability and shame.
Brené Brown, TEDx Houston Talk, "The Power of Vulnerability"
Brené Brown, Daring Greatly
Brené Brown, Braving the Wilderness
Inclusivity in Yoga