The Colonial Catalyst

GWU MPS Cohort 12 Weekly Newsletter


Week Four – Oct. 10th

Posts by Newsletter Group Four: Jennifer Cassou, Samantha Wallace, Renee Simpson, Michaela Dehghanpoor, Kristen Coates

Race and rejection: Passing on writers of color

Triumph in the face of adversity is a narrative as American as apple pie. And why shouldn't it be? We're a nation of people who came out on top -- we beat the British for independence, the Germans for international... Continue Reading →

Gender Bias Detected in Scientific Journal Publishing

Although women entering academia and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields have made major strides, a recent study performed by the editors of Functional Ecology, an ecological research journal, discovered that gender bias is evident at different steps of... Continue Reading →

A Woman’s World

It is fairly accepted that women excel in the world of publishing. Gender bias, when it comes to publishing, is not a topic that comes up too terribly often. In fact, a recent study by Lee & Low showed that... Continue Reading →

Reclaiming the Hugos

By Kristen Coates  The Hugo Awards, trademarked by the World Science Fiction Society and issued annually since 1955, are among the most prestigious awards in the science fiction and fantasy genre. The literary society sponsors an annual science fiction convention... Continue Reading →

Where is the Diversity in Publishing? The 2015 Diversity Baseline Survey Results

Lee and Low Books, a minority-owned multicultural children’s book publisher, is not unfamiliar with diversity — more specifically, a lack of diversity — in the publishing industry. In fact, according to research by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, diverse published... Continue Reading →

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