The Committee on Diversity (COD) IDEAS subcommittee tackles the original core mission of the COD: To address underrepresentation of racialized minority scholars in biological anthropology. In 2016, the COD launched the Increasing Diversity in Evolutionary Anthropological Sciences (IDEAS) program. IDEAS is an NSF-Funded, multi-pronged initiative that addresses training, mentoring, and public outreach.
In a 2018 Yearbook of Physical Anthropology article, the IDEAS Committee Chairs published recent demographic data on the Bioanthropological discipline in the U.S., specifically as it relates to representation of minority and underrepresented minority (or racialized minority) scholars, as well as the history of the AAPA's COD and its IDEAS program.
The annual* IDEAS Workshop includes a day-long science and mentoring workshop for undergraduate and graduate students the Wednesday of the AAPA meetings, networking events throughout the meeting, and a virtual mentoring network throughout the year. You can learn more about the workshop and IDEAS Faculty here.
If you are interested in sponsoring additional IDEAS scholars or building satellite workshops in your local area into your Broader Impacts programs, please contact Ripan Malhi ([email protected]) or Susan Antón ([email protected]).
*There will be no 2020 IDEAS Workshop at the AAPA meetings. Instead, the COD IDEAS program will be running alumni and assessment events. The workshop will return to the AAPA 2021 meetings with an application available in Fall 2020.
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