Academic Resources on Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

There are multiple resources for learning more about diversity, equity and inclusion. This is not an exhaustive list. To make additional suggestions, please contact us


Spend some time on this twitter thread, #blackintheivory to better understand a little of what our Black colleagues go through in Academia


10 Things Academics can do right now to support BIPOC colleagues and students

Read, White Academia Do Better

  • Co-sponsor events with students of color, student groups of color in order to amplify their voices and recognition on campus, as well as to build out their CVs
  • Mentor and hire students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • Audit course syllabi to see if at least 50% of the assigned works are Black/Indigenous / POC scholars or other authors.
  • Familiarize ourselves with Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, Postcolonial perspectives, Indigenous resurgence theories, Ecofeminist perspectives, and other theories and teach them in our classes or commit to learning them
  • Cite Black Women (in-text!)
  • Co-author with BIPOC folks, Queer folks, and other underrepresented people in publishing
  • Invite antiracist practitioners, BIPOC folks, and other underrepresented to guest lecture a class, where appropriate, and provide compensation for this if possible
  • Include community benefits honoraria in our budgets and other ways of ensuring resources are moved from dominant culture organizations into communities where we collect data
  • Volunteer to help organize faculty development opportunities that address antiracist and other social justice oriented pedagogy and praxes
  • This is just a start


Academic Article on being accomplices in the Academy in the Age of Black Lives Matter

“Powell, Jessica, and Amber Kelly. "Accomplices in the academy in the age of Black Lives Matter." Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis 6.2 (2017): 3.”

“We argue that the core idea that separates white allies from white accomplices is risk. Martin Luther King, Jr., Audre Lorde, James Chaney, Harriet Tubman, Angela Davis, Bree Newsome, among countless other people of color, broke the law and/or took risks in the name of racial justice. There are also examples of white accomplices throughout the long civil rights movement, such as Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner (Payne, 2007)2 as well as Anne Braden (Fosl, 2006)3 . As white scholars in the social work and teaching professions we believe that the fight to end white, hetero-patriarchy occurs in our classrooms, through our research, and in our communities through direct action. In these spaces, we seek to locate ourselves in the movement not as benevolent supporters, but as risk-takers who aim to destabilize white supremacy in ourselves, families, schools, communities, and within the judicial system.”


Academic article on being a white mentor for students of color

Collectors, Nightlights, and Allies, Oh My: White Mentors in the Academy by Marisela Martinez-Cola



STEM Faculty Guide to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resource (Tessa Hill)

Guide to Anti-Racism Resources for White People (compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020)

List of readings you can include in your courses regarding Racial Justice, the Environment and the Built Environment compiled by the ASA’s Environmental Sociology Section

Free Courses to Help You Become a Stronger Ally and Have Inclusive Conversations


Academic Calls to Action

A Call to Action for an Anti-Racist Science Community from Geoscientists of Color: Listen, Act, Lead

Academics for Black Lives Call to Action



Academics for Black Survival and Wellness
Offers resources for Black and non-Black academics
Includes a searchable directory of POC experts from a variety of disciplines for inviting speakers to conferences, events, etc. There is also a link on the website for POC academics to join the directory.
Database for relevant female experts for organizing panels, speakers, citing research, etc.

  • Under UC Davis Resources, change content to read:

Resources for Racial Trauma
Provides information on how to care for our community and process and respond to trauma

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Includes a variety of guidance and resources to support faculty, staff and students

Center for Educational Effectiveness
Promotes and supports effective learning for all UC Davis students

  • Let’s pull the UC-wide Resources since it only lists UCLA


UC Davis Resources

Resources for Racial Trauma

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Has a range of resources from faculty and staff searches to teaching

Center for Educational Effectiveness
Department of Plant Sciences' DEI 


UC-wide Resources

UC Community Safety Plan
UCLA’s Resources for Racial Trauma

Media Resources