ADVANCE & ISSR | Building Equitable Collaboration Networks

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
s330-340 Life Sciences Lab | UMass Amherst

While scientists conduct their work in collaborative teams both, locally, nationally, and globally, participation in teams is not necessarily diverse. In some disciplines where women and people of color are severely underrepresented, opportunities to collaboratively engage may experience additional challenges. This workshop builds on existing empirical work to address how academic faculty can more deliberately construct and meaningfully collaborate in ways that are more inclusive and equitable. 

With Julia Melkers, Georgia Tech 

This workshop is cosponsored by ISSR and the ADVANCE: Collaboration and Equity Institutional Transformation program at UMass Amherst.


Dr. Julia Melkers is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, and holds a visiting appointment at INGENIO [CSIC], University Polytechnic Valencia, Spain. Her research focuses on research and career capacity development in the STEM environment, knowledge diffusion, collaborative and other social networks and issues specific to career development and mentoring with special attention to underrepresented groups. Dr. Melkers’ research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes for Health, and multiple foundations. She has important expertise in the areas of professional networks and research collaboration, including international collaboration, and how gender, race, and nationality influence scientific careers.