Research conducted by
- Bethany Dickerson (
bethd [æt] umd [dɑt] edu)
- Karthik Durvasula (
durvasul [æt] msu [dɑt] edu)
- Adam Liter (
io [æt] adamliter [dɑt] org)
We would like to thank the following people and groups for their help and discussions:
- Alyson Reed, David Robinson, and Brian Joseph from LSA for helping us to locate information.
- Mark K. Fiegener from NSF for providing us with information on PhD recipients.
- Thank you to all the institutions that responded to our survey.
- Kai von Fintel for discussion about terminology.
- Andries W Coetzee for providing us with contacts in the LSA.
- Donca Steriade and Joe Pater for helpful suggestions about the function of the website
- UMD’s LSC, especially the Winter Storm (and Michelle Erskine) and Policy Committee (and Lara Ehrenhofer) for providing us with several platforms to publicize our results and recruit volunteers
- And a special thanks to all of the graduate and faculty volunteers who have helped move this project forward!
We would also like to acknowledge Kristen Syrett and the Committee on the Status of Women in Linguistics (COSWL). We encourage all those interested in such matters to participate in their independent data collection efforts. Check out their Pop-up Mentoring initiative!
We’d like to thank Savithry Namboodiripad, Corrine Occhino, Lynn Hou, and Anne Charity Hudley for taking the time to develop this survey on the climate of the field, which we encourage all linguists and language scientists to take.
We believe that the first step in addressing bias in academia is becoming educated about the issues. Here, we link to several other pages that have proven insightful in developing our own opinions about the issues. Many of these pages offer different points of view and focus on academic fields other than linguistics, placing this work in a broader perspective.
- LSA’s recently updated Guidelines for Inclusive Language
- Gender bias and stereotyping in syntactic examples
- LSA’s most recent annual report
- Committee on the Status of Women in Linguistics (COSWL)
- Study suggesting women outperform men in terms of professional service
- Why women leave academia
- Part-time academics face poverty
- Gender bias in choosing reviewers
- Gender bias in teaching evaluations
- Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies