Research on Bias, Diversity, & Inclusion

Yale Women Faculty Forum Reference Sheet: Empirical and Analytical Studies of Unconscious Bias

i. Understanding Unconscious Bias and Stereotyping
ii. Education
iii. Hiring and Job Market
iv. Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)
v. Law and Medicine
vi. Parenthood
vii. Race
viii. Sexuality
ix. Further Resources

The Architecture of Inclusion: by Susan Strum, Harvard Journal of Law & Gender, Vol. 29, No. 2, June 2006,Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 06-114 

This article develops a paradigm for advancing workplace equality when the problems causing racial and gender under-participation are structural, and the legal environment surrounding diversity initiatives is uncertain. It first analyzes three key dilemmas that have limited the efficacy of prior diversity initiatives: limited capacity to institutionalize change, a legal minefield, and ineffective public accountability. It then offers three related ideas in service of advancing workplace equity through institutional transformation. Although its focus is on higher education, the Article develops an approach with more general applicability.