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Socioeconomic background in academia

socioeconomic background academia

Our expert guest on the role of our socioeconomic background in academia is Prof. Aaron Clauset who co-wrote "Socioeconomic roots of academic faculty". Our next panellists are Dr. Anyelet Valencia-Aguilar, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Bern, and Grey Fernandez, Services Coordinator at Wild Animal Initiative, who have been invited to share their personal experiences of the barriers they have faced during their careers. Our panellists are invited to share their experiences, opinions and knowledge around these two main questions: 1) How does socioeconomic background impact prospects of an academic career? 2) What can be done to make academia more inclusive?

Prof. Aaron Clauset
Department of Computer Science, and BioFrontiers Institute, at University of Colorado Boulder, and External Faculty at Santa Fe Institute
Dr Anyelet Valencia
Division of Behavioral Ecology, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland
Grey Fernandez
Wild Animal Initiative’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee