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  • Survey reveals widespread bias in astronomy and planetary science

    U. of I. anthropology professor Kathryn Clancy and her colleagues surveyed more than 400 women and men in astronomy and planetary science about their workplace experiences. A large proportion reported overhearing racist and sexist remarks, experiencing or witnessing harassment and other negative workplace or classroom experiences in their field.

    U. of I. anthropology professor Kathryn Clancy and her colleagues surveyed more than 400 women and men in astronomy and planetary science about their workplace experiences. A large proportion reported overhearing racist and sexist remarks, experiencing or witnessing harassment and other negative workplace or classroom experiences in their field.

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Kathryn Clancy, call 217-244-1509; email kclancy@illinois.edu.

    To reach Katharine Lee, email kmlee6@illinois.edu.  

    The paper “Double jeopardy in astronomy and planetary science: Women of color face greater risks of gendered and racial harassment” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1002/2017JE005256