Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Readings

Cover of book showing two halves of two different statues

The Biology Department is committed to addressing racial injustices within the biological sciences and proactively working towards inclusion and unfettered access to science. 

The Biology Department faculty and staff have read several articles and books to educate themselves on the historical and current practices of racism in science. We want to share some of these materials and continue these discussions to move toward a more inclusive, anti-racist community. We invite your additional thoughts and ideas, your voices and concerns, and we pledge to listen and engage with you every step of the way. 



Superior: The Return of Race Science | Angela Saini

The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks | Rebecca Skloot


"Without inclusion, diversity initiatives may not be enough" | Puritty et al 2017

"Grappling with racism as foundational practice of science teaching" | Sheth 2018