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Biology: Diversity and Anti-Racism in Biology

A guide to library resources and research in biology and the life sciences.

Getting Started

This is a page with resources for promoting anti-racism and supporting diversity and inclusion in Biology. If you're looking for information on anti-racism in general, please check out our Anti-Racism Research Subject Guide or our page on Diversity and Anti-Racism in STEM

On this guide, there are five sections, each with a selection of resources and many with a link to a larger list: Articles & Web Resources, Books, Podcasts & Media, Organizations, and Support at Northeastern. If you're not finding what you need, you can get help from your subject librarian. 

You can also find subject specific guides for the following disciplines: Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, ChemistryEngineeringEnvironmental Science, Health Informatics, Health Sciences, Marine Science, and Physics.

The resources listed here are not comprehensive, and they inevitably reflect the biases of the various creators. They are intended to provide guidance to a wide variety of resources within STEM. This page is by no means exhaustive and will be continuously updated. Please reach out to us with your feedback and suggestions.

Articles & Web Resources

Below are a selection of articles and web resources related to anti-racism and supporting diversity in STEM. It is not meant to be comprehensive. For more research articles, try searching within the library's databases related to your discipline. You can also try some of the suggested databases on the Anti-Racism Guide. You can find additional suggestions on the Diversity and Anti-Racism in STEM page

Institutes and Organizations at Northeastern

For other groups and support at Northeastern, please click here to view the Support page on our Anti-Racism Guide.

Northeastern Resource and Cultural Centers:

Student Groups and Organizations:

Books

Below are a selection of books relevant to racism in STEM. This is not a comprehensive list. For more books, search Scholar OneSearch or visit our Anti-Racism Research Subject Guide

Organizations

Below are a selection of organizations to support students, researchers, and faculty in STEM as well as groups dedicated to social justice and anti-racist efforts. This is not a comprehensive list. To find many more organizations, click here.

Take Action

Reading, listening, and supporting the STEM-related organizations and initiatives included on this page are a great start.

Want to do more? Check out this page for other ways you can fight racism, including voting, volunteering, keeping up with the conversation, attending campus events, plus training and organizations beyond STEM that you can get involved with.

Need Help?

If you're looking for more resources or for something different, please reach out to one of our STEM Librarians:

  • Jodi Bolognese (j.bolognese@northeastern.edu): Engineering, Physics
  • Philip Espinola Coombs (p.coombs@northeastern.edu): Health Sciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Public Health, Speech Pathology & Audiology, Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Kathy Herrlich (k.herrlich@northeastern.edu): Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Linguistics, Regulatory Affairs in Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices
  • Luesoni Kuck (l.kuck@northeastern.edu): Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Health Informatics, Marine and Environmental Science, and Mathematics
  • Alissa Link Cilfone (a.link@northeastern.edu): Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering