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Belonging in Academia

Why Underrepresented Minorities Need Community to Thrive in the Academy

Three friends and peace sign
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Diversity and inclusion aren’t enough. A sense of belonging is central to diversifying Academia and STEM careers.

I write as a Chicana faculty. American born, Mexican raised. Surrounded by Hispanic culture, language, and family. I belonged to this community. Taquerías, raspas, and…

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Catherine Hulshof, PhD

Catherine Hulshof, PhD

I am a tropical ecologist. I write about life in the field and in academia. https://biodiversityresearchlab.com