Diversity & Inclusion at CTN

The theory center is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and safe environment for all of its members.  

Please share your experiences, concerns, and suggestions through this anonymous form

We welcome your suggestions and concerns on how to make the Center a more diverse and inclusive place for everyone. 

Resources and information on reporting discrimination, harassment, or gender-based misconduct can be found below. 

 

 

D&I Committee

Current members of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee:

Mario Dipoppa (Associate Research Scientist)
Gabrielle Gutierrez (Affiliate Faculty)
Jeff Johnston (Postdoc)
Kaushik Lakshminarasimhan (Postdoc)
Ashok Litwin-Kumar (Faculty)
Agostina Palmigiano (Postdoc)

 

The DI committee is tasked with reviewing feedback received through the anonymous form and deciding on topics of discussion at our DI Forums. 

 

Forums

DI Forums are held around once a month to focus on a specific topic and/or research paper. 

Upcoming Forums

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 4 pm

Topic: Panel discussing hiring practices and the job-seeking experience, with a special focus on academia.

Panelists:
John Cunningham, Associate Professor at Columbia University
Yasmine El-Shamayleh, Assistant Professor at Columbia University
Scott Linderman, Assistant Professor at Stanford University
James Murray, Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon
Liam Paninski, Professor at Columbia University
Shreya Saxena, Assistant Professor at the University of Florida

Moderators:
Kelly Buchanan
Allison Ong

 

Diversity & Inclusion Forum archive

CTN Data

CTN Data

 


 


 


 

Procurement

The Center also strives to support small, local, and urm-owned businesses whenever possible. 

Book Club

Diversity & Inclusion Book Club

Biweekly meetings organized throughout the year to read books and articles regarding race issues in America, within science, and in our day to day lives. The book club is open to all students, faculty, and staff.

Past readings/discussion topics:

  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley
  • The Hate that Hate Produced by Mike Wallace (documentary)

Future Readings:

  • Data Feminism by Catherine D'Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein

Additional Info & Resources 

Additional Information & Resources 

To report an incident of discrimination, harassment, or gender-based misconduct to Columbia's office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, click here

Implicit bias test from Harvard
Recognizing and challenging microaggressions
Columbia Diversity Offices and Initiatives
Columbia Office of University Life

Resources available to students for confidential reporting:

SVR Office
Ombuds Office
Health Services
University Chaplain
Counseling Center
Office of Disability Services

Resources available to postdocs, staff, and faculty members for confidential reporting:

Ombuds Office

Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Website: www.hriworld.com
Username: Columbia, Password: eap
Phone: 888-673-1153

 

Page Last Updated: 9/14/2021