Gender & Racial Biases


"Women in Science in the UK" (youtube) external link by Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, presented for EIJC 2-14-20
"CFA Gender Equity Survey" (youtube) external linkReport by Dr. Rosanne Di Stefano, presented for ITC 10-25-18


Science Faculty's Subtle Gender Biases Favor Male Students (pdf)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Aug. 2012
A Test That Fails (pdf)
Nature, June 2014 (About the GRE)
Young, Black, Mathematically Gifted, and Stereotyped (pdf)
The High School Journal, 2013
Women and Minorities Negotiating Salaries (pdf)
Science, Sep. 2002
Quantitative evaluation of gender bias in astronomical publications from citation counts (pdf)
Nature Astronomy, May 2017
Women, know your limits: cultural sexism in academia (pdf)
Gender and Education, October 2014
Survey of Academic Field Experiences (SAFE): Trainees Report Harassment and Assault (pdf)
Plos One, July 2014
Report of the CfA Gender Equity Committee (pdf)
Center for Astrophysics, February 2007
Science and sexism: In the eye of the Twitterstorm (pdf)
Nature, November 2015
Gender equality in academia: a critical reflection (pdf)
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, May 20151112
Physics GRE Scores of Prize Postdoctoral Fellows in Astronomy 
December 2015
Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women? external link
Atlantic, 2017
Breaking the Glass Ceiling? The Effect of Board Quotas on Female Labour Market Outcomes in Norway external link
The Review of Economic Studies, Volume 86, Issue 1, January 2019, Pages 191–239
AI can be sexist and racist — it’s time to make it fairexternal link
Nature, 2018
A computer program used for bail and sentencing decisions was labeled biased against blacks. It’s actually not that clear.external link
The Washington Post, 2016


“Gender Bias in Science” (pdf) February 16, 2018 John Forbes and Sandro Tacchella
“Gatekeepers of a So-Called Meritocracy” (pdf) March 2, 2018 Grant Tremblay (CfA)