Wednesday, April 13th

Fieldwork Challenges and Global Perspectives: Diversity, Equity, Access, Inclusion (DEAI) and Decolonization in Paleontology

Diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and decolonization permeate both museum and field experiences in paleontology. This symposium seeks presentations that discuss the unique challenges of developing DEAI practices in museums, different perspectives and field experiences from around the globe, and “teachable moments.” Field experiences worldwide have unique access challenges and special experimental techniques developed for different regions, whether in physically removing specimens from the ground or supporting and collaborating with local communities. Museum experiences may highlight the development of anti-hate speech policies, how diversity is being increased among staff, and how paleontology can respect and incorporate indigenous ways of knowing. Tell us how you integrate these topics into your museum and field experiences! 

Presentations will be 20 minutes followed by a 10 minute Q&A session.

Abstract Deadline: December 15, 2021 11:59 PM PT


2022 Host Committee

Kelsie Abrams, Chair                                   

University of Washington and Burke Museum


Jessica Barnett, Committee Member

University of Washington and Burke Museum


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