Task Force on Racial Discrimination
With recent international protests for racial justice, there has been a new period of self-reflection within the academy about its lack of racial diversity. African-American, Latinx, and Indigenous scholars are missing at the faculty and graduate level, and this problem is especially acute in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. In order to ameliorate this inequity in representation, the Psychonomic Society has established a Task Force on Racial Discrimination. A first step is to form a working group who will join with us to propose concrete actions with the goal of increasing racial diversity in the field of cognitive psychology -- actions that can be taken by the field and by psychology departments more broadly.
We now seek nominations (including self-nominations) to join this Task Force. Please send recommendations and nominations to Louis Shomette at email@example.com with the subject line “PS Racial Discrimination Task Force.” Nominations should include a CV and a short statement on commitment to diversity and inclusion. In the statement, please indicate the nominee's ethnic background and any specific interests or background they would bring to the effort.
Nominations are due September 15, 2020. We plan to have the Task Force up and running by October 2020.
Co-Chairs, PS Task Force on Racial Discrimination
Duane Watson (Vanderbilt University, USA; PS Governing Board Chair-elect)
Mary A. Peterson (University of Arizona, USA)