Diversity in Research Podcast

Ableism in academia - intersectional considerations and the impact on research.

October 12, 2021 Diversiunity & Cloud Chamber Season 4 Episode 3
Diversity in Research Podcast
Ableism in academia - intersectional considerations and the impact on research.
Show Notes

Representation matters - and in this episode Dr. Laura Heath-Stout explains why.

Laura is an archaeologist, she's queer and she has a disability. We talk about how archaeological findings risk being misinterpreted, the challenge on being queer in an international setting such as an archaeological dig.

But this is not just a topic for archaeology or the humanities - this is for everybody, so we chatted about this and how we work with diversity in academia with a special focus on intersectionality.

We talk about how Laura navigates diversity now that it is so politiziced and where the balance is between structural work and activism.

When not on our podcast Laura is a postdoc in archaeology at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

We learned so much and we promise this is not the last episode on ableism.

You can find Laura here:
Her website: www.lauraheathstout.com
Twitter: @lauraheathstout

Unfortunately, the Disabled Archaeologists Network doesn't yet have a website up and running, but you can request to join their Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/252441182985100) and listserv (https://groups.google.com/u/1/g/dancommunity).

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If you're interested in our work with diversity and internationalisation in research please visit www.diversiunity.com