BiasWatchNeuro has traditionally focused on increasing the representation of women in conferences, but has wanted to expand its outreach to increase diversity in neuroscience across broader dimensions of minoritized identity. It is hard to expand our conference monitoring efforts beyond gender as many categories of underrepresentation are not always visible, and therefore it is more difficult to track the extent to which they are represented at conferences, job searches, awards, etc. As we consider other ways in which we work to increase representation of minoritized groups in neuroscience broadly construed (for instance, see our new BWN Award), we would like to amplify and direct your attention to the below resources:
- Black In Neuro: celebrating Black excellence in neuro-related fields (media coverage: New #BlackInNeuro Campaign Connects Bright Minds From Around The World)
- compcog.science: list of minority computational cognitive modellers/scientists
- Society for Black Brain and Behavioral Scientists: “to promote the presence and success of Black scientists in the fields of brain and behavioral science, in all career levels and paths, and to foster the exchange of scientific innovation”
- Diversify STEM Conferences (DSC): Including a list of minoritized scientists in STEM, “to address the wider issue of representation in STEM by focusing specifically on the diversity of speakers invited to give talks at conferences”
- A two-day panel on “Experiences of Black STEM in the Ivory: A Call to Disruptive Action”: Day 1, Day 2.
- Curated IDEA (Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, Anti-Racism) Resources
- SPARK Society: provides tools for scientists of color to become innovators in the cognitive sciences