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Literature, Articles, & Reports

"Achieving STEM diversity: Fixing the classroom," Jo Handelsman, Sarah Elgin, Mica Estrada, Shan Hays, Tracy Johnson, Sarah Miller, Vida Mingo, Christopher Shaffer, & Jason Williams (Science, 2022).
"AJEDI in Science: Leveraging Instructor Communities to Create Antiracist Curricula," Sarah Miller, Jennifer Kerr, & Jo Handelsman (Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, 2022).
"Sexual harassment plagues Antarctic research," Katie Langin, (Science, 2022).
"Microresistance as a Way to Respond to Microaggressions on Zoom and in Real Life," Floyd Cheung, Cynthia Ganote, & Tasha Souza (Faculty Focus, 2021).
"How Gender and Race Stereotypes Impact the Advancement of Scholars in STEM: Professors' Biased Evaluations of Physics and Biology Post-Doctoral Candidates," Asia Eaton, Jessica Saunders, Ryan Jacobson, & Keon West (Sex Roles, 2020).
"African Americans in evolutionary science: where we have been, and what's next," Joseph Graves Jr. (Evolution: Education and Outreach, 2019).
"The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime over the Last Two Decades," John Donohue & Steven Levitt (The National Bureau of Economic Research, 2019)
"Why Diversity Programs Fail: And What Works Better," Frank Dobbin & Alexandra Kalev (Harvard Business Review, 2016)
"A 'Scientific Diversity' Intervention to Reduce Gender Bias in a Sample of Life Scientists," Corinne Moss-Racusin, Jojanneke van der Toorn, John Dovidio, Victoria Brescoll, Mark Graham, & Jo Handelsman
"An Empirical Analysis of Racial Differences in Police Use of Force," Roland G. Fryer (NBER Working Paper, 2016)
"Violence and economic activity: evidence from African American patents, 1870-1940," Lisa Cook (Journal of Economic Growth, 2014)
"Above the glass ceiling: When are women and racial/ethnic minorities promoted to CEO?" Allison Cook & Christy Glass (Strategic Management Journal, 2013)
"Science faculty's subtle gender biases favor male students," Corinne Moss-Racusin, John Dovidio, Victoria Brescoll, & Jo Handelsman (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2012)
"Financial Incentives and Student Achievement: Evidence From Randomized Trials," Roland G. Fryer (The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2011)
"Environmental Policy as Social Policy? The Impact of Childhood Lead Exposure on Crime," Jessica Wolpaw Reyes (The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2007)
"The Long Civil Rights Movement and the Political Uses of the Past," Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, (The Journal of American History, 2005)
"The Glass Cliff: Evidence the Women are Over-Represented in Precarious Leadership Positions," Michelle Ryan & Alexander Haslam (British Journal of Management, 2005)


UW-Madison's GO Big read

2022How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, by Clint Smith

Historical Nonfiction

A Black Women's History of the United States, by Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Cross
A Disability History of the United States, by Kim Nielsen
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation, by Jeff Chang
Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence, by Kellie Carter Jackson
Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America, by Juan Gonzalez
The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, by Daniel Mendelsohn
More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, by Stephen Kantrowitz
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, by Ibram X. Kendi


At Least You Have Your Health, by Madi Sinha

Chilean Poet, by Alejandro Zambra
Between the World and Me
, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Interior Chinatown, by Charles Yu
The Grief Keeper, by Alexandra Villasante
Transcendent Kingdom, by Yaa Gyasi


Fairest, by Meredith Talusan
Finding Latinx, by Paola Ramos
I Am Not Broken, by Jesse Leon
The Man Who Could Move Clouds, by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Rebels Against the Raj, by Ramachandra Guha
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Undocumented, by Dan-el Padilla Peralta
Why Didn't You Tell Me?, by Carmen Rita Wong


Academic Ableism: Disability & Higher Education, by Jay Dolmage
A Nation of Women, by Luisa Capetillo
Black & Buddhist, by Pamela Ayo Yetunde & Cheryl A. Giles
Caste: the Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson
I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, by Austin Channing Brown
Fascism: A Warning, by Madeleine Albright
So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
The World According to Star Wars, by Cass Sunstein
The Color of Law, by Richard Rothstein


Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring, by Lisa Fain & Lois Zachary

Diversity Beyond Lip Service, by La'Wana Harris
Do Better, by Rachel Ricketts
How to Be an Inclusive Leader, by Jennifer Brown
Inclusive Conversations, by Mary-Frances Winters

Nudge, by Richard Thaler & Cass Sunstein
Subtle Acts of Exclusion, by Tiffany Jana & Michael Baran
White Fragility, by Robin Diangelo

Podcasts & Radio

1619, a Podcast From The New York Times
"Ken Burns on Heroism, Horror, and History," by People I Mostly Admire, Freakonomics Radio (2022).
"We Contain Multitudes," by TED Radio Hour, NPR Podcasts (2022).
"Who belongs in the Cherokee Nation?," by NPR Code Switch (2022).
"The 'double-edged sword' of being Black first," by NPR Code Switch (2022).
"Roland Fryer Refuses to Lie to Black America," by Freakonomics Radio (2022).
"Educate to Activate: Two Married University DEI Professionals at Harvard & Wisconsin Offer Real Talk About Diversity and Belonging in College," by Black Like Me Podcast (2022).
"Black Voters & The Power To Shift An Election with Supervisor Sheila Stubbs," by Black Like Me Podcast (2022).
"Abortion and Crime, Revisited," by Freakonomics Radio (2022).
"After the Glass Ceiling, a Glass Cliff," by Freakonomics Radio (2018).
"Gender Bias In Science," by Radio Health Journal (2015).

Notable Talks


"Building a more inclusive campus," Patricia Devine, Cheryl Gittens, & Eric Wilcots, UW Now (2020).
"Pioneers in Science: Jo Handelsman," Jo Handelsman, World Science Festival (2019).
"Call in Black," @eveeeeezy, For Harriet (2015).


"The Heartbeat of Anti-racism," Ibram X. Kendi, Racial Equity Talks at Google (2020).
"No. You Cannot Touch My Hair!," Mena Fombo, TEDx Bristol (2017).
"Let's get to the root of racial injustice," Megan Ming Francis, TEDx Rainier (2016).


"How to Outsmart Your Own Unconscious Bias," Valerie Alexander, TEDx Pasadena (2018).
"The Fallacy of Fairness: Confronting Bias in Academic Science with Dr. Jo Handelsman," Prof. Jeffrey J. Gray at Johns Hopkins University (2016).
"Implicit Bias -- how it effects us and how we push through," Melanie Funchess, TEDx Flour City (2014).
"Inclusion, Exclusion, Illusion and Collusion," Helen Turnbull, TEDx Delray Beach (2013).