How Identity Shapes Science

Cassidy Sugimoto

Posted January 4, 2022

External Article: Inside Higher Education

Cassidy R. Sugimoto, chair of the School of Public Policy, was quoted in the article "How Identity Shapes Science," published Jan. 4, 2022, in Inside Higher Education. The article discussed a paper Sugimoto co-authored on diversity in scientific research.

An excerpt:

Co-author Cassidy Sugimoto, Professor and Tom and Marie Patton School Chair in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology, said she hopes to see various kinds of institutions “more aggressively pursue diversity and justice initiatives.” This could include increasing targeted hires at colleges and universities, changing federal agencies’ composition of funding portfolios, and “radically recomposing reviewing bodies for publication, awards and funding.”

She added, “Too many initiatives pay lip service to intersectional equity but do not invest the resources necessary for real change to occur.”

Sugimoto's work was also mentioned in the article, "How Identity Shapes Science," published Jan. 4 by Times Higher Education. That article is at