Exploring identities within our community
Diverse backgrounds, diverse experiences
Our Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability Celebrates interview series illuminates how our many identities intersect with our work in the geosciences. Black, Indigenous, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, Asian American Pacific Islander, women, and other groups among faculty, staff, students, and alumni share their experiences.
What role do religion/spirituality play in scientific pursuits?
About 20% of U.S. adults reject the basic idea of evolution and many only accept it as an instrument of God’s will. If 84% of the world’s population is religious, then it may be time to rethink the relationship between climate science and religion.
Why discuss sexuality and gender in the geosciences?
Invisibility is a major issue for individuals of sexual or gender minorities who may have to choose to come out in workplace settings over and over. In 2013, more than 40% of LGBTQIA+ workers in STEM were not out to their colleagues.
Why discuss mental health in academia?
Nearly one in five Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year. Despite increased awareness and discussion around mental health disparities in academia, there remains an urgent need to resolve the conditions that cause these issues.