Resources

The resources we have amassed come from multiple sources, with the goal of fostering discussion in TaMIA-like groups in astronomy departments. Categorizing goes against the ideas of intersectionality, so we have decided to list any paper or resource that covers multiple marginalized identities (say, race and gender) under all relevant categories. We have also specifically included a list of intersectional papers and articles.

If you have any suggestions for articles or references to be added to this list, please submit them via our question form, or through the resource thread on the forum.

Intersection of Identities

Articles that address multiple marginalized and minoritized identities.

 

Race

Articles about discrimination based on the social construct created to divide people nominally by geographic origin, but actually by perceived, generally physical, traits.

 

Gender Within the Binary

Articles about people with a binary (male or female) gender identity, largely traditional women’s issues.

 

Gender Outside the Binary

Articles about people with a non-binary gender identity (e.g., agender, transgender, genderqueer).

 

  • http://gender.wikia.com/wiki/Non-binary: Lists several common umbrella terms for the different types of gender non-binarity.  More resources are listed at the bottom of the page.
  • LGBT Climate In Physics Report: Report published by the American Physical Society about the current state of the LGBT climate in the physics community that includes information gathered from surveys, interviews, and focus groups, as well as recommendations for the future.
  • Trans Student Educational Resources: A youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. They published a model policy for transgender students in four-year colleges and universities.
  • A Political Primer to being Trans in the US of A: An article about being trans in the US.
Sexuality

Articles about people who are not heterosexual (e.g. homosexuality, bisexuality, asexuality).

 

  • LGBT Climate In Physics Report: Report published by the American Physical Society about the current state of the LGBT climate in the physics community that includes information gathered from surveys, interviews, and focus groups, as well as recommendations for the future.
  • Navigating the Heteronormativity of Engineering: A study focusing on how LGB students navigate the heteronormative culture in their engineering college experience.
  • Why is Science so Straight?: A NY Times article on the experiences of a gay man in an engineering department.
Economic Class

Articles that address the effects of income levels and poverty.

 

Ableism and Neurodiversity

Articles about people who do not fit within the physical or mental conceptions of social “normality”.

 

Harrassment/Assault

Articles about physical or psychological violence against a marginalized group or individuals within that group.

 

Weight Discrimination

Articles about discrimination that arises based on one’s body weight.