From Grassroots to National Policy Change: The LGBT+ Physicists

General interest seminar

From Grassroots to National Policy Change: The LGBT+ Physicists

  • Event time: 5:00pm until 6:00pm
  • Event date: 11th October 2021
  • Speaker: (University of Utah)
  • Location: Lecture Theatre B and online

Event details

From Grassroots to National Policy Change: The LGBT+ Physicists

This talk from Ramón Barthelemy of the University of Utah will explore the creation of the LGBT+ physicists and how it launched a movement that created an American Physical Society ad-hoc committee and research project that changed policy for LGBT physicists nationwide. Results indicated the importance of climate and demonstrated gendered differences in experiences of harassment across LGBT persons. Differential levels of outness were also observed for People of Colour.

Ramón Barthelemy

Ramón Barthelemy is a former Fulbright, U.S.  Department of Education AAAS Science Policy Fellow and private sector consultant dedicated to equity and inclusion in physics and astronomy. Dr. Barthelemy’s work has included studying the experiences of women in graduate physics and astronomy, LGBT persistence in the field of physics, and the motivations of students to pursue physics in Finland. Currently he is conducting research here at the University of Utah continuing these efforts with over $1M in funding from the National Science Foundation. He was also the recent recipient of the American Association of Physics Teachers Early Career award and the Fulbright Finland Alumni award.

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