The past of the month has proved especially busy. I’ve done a few media interviews and launched a new webseries with Associate Professor Alana Letin, called Race in Society. More on these projects in the coming days. Today, I look back on my interview with 3CR Diaspora Blues about my article, Pandemic, race and moral panic. Listen below, with a transcription for accessibility further down.Continue reading Interview: Moral Panic
Since I last wrote you, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has obviously transformed the world. I went into voluntary lockdown in early March, and Australia went into official lockdown at the end of March. I’ve been writing a lot on the pandemic on my social media, especially on Twitter and on Facebook and Instagram stories, as well as on my research blog.
Today, from 2.30pm-3pm AEST, you’ll be able to hear about some of this work on COVID-19. I did an interview with Bigoa and Baasto on 3CR Diaspora Blues about my research on Pandemic, race and moral panic. Below is a preview of the interview.Continue reading Virus, community, activism
Today, read about an interview with me on the social construction of race and a forthcoming presentation on vocational education and training.
I was interviewed by Metro (UK) for their series, The State of Racism:
“…Race is a social construction,” says Dr. Zuleyka Zevallos, Adjunct Research Fellow at Swinburne University. “Race is a system of classification and stratification, based on perceived biological differences. Race is stratification because these categories rank some groups as superior to others. It’s not based on some innate and immutable scientific fact.”
Read more on Metro UK.Continue reading Race and education
On 6 February, I presented at the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association (ACRAWSA) Conference. My paper was titled, ‘The Rest of You Can Go Next: Using Intersectionality in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Programs.’ The distinguished keynote was delivered by Professor Patricia Hill Collins, author of Black Feminist Thought, and, along with Sirma Bilge, co-author of Intersectionality. It was a wonderful conference. I felt good about my paper. My summary of the event will be on my blog soon. Continue reading The Rest of You Can Go Next
Happy new year! Since my last update, work became frenetic, as my projects moved rapidly. I lost myself in the land of fieldwork and endless reporting of results. Continue reading Lost in the Field
I’ve been interviewed about feminism and my career by Lady Science, plus, learn more about my recent research and secondment in the Central Coast. Continue reading Feminist Sociology and the Mundane
It’s almost the end of July; where have the past three months gone? In May, I was interviewed by Newsweek about the sociological considerations of colonising space. Specifically, the exploitation of human labour required to build new colonies, and the ongoing impact and intergenerational trauma of colonisation that still need attention on Earth.
Last week, I was interviewed by SBS News on how to deal with microaggressions. This is the routine harm done to minorities through so-called ‘jokes’ and comments that undermine, stereotype or belittle differences and make minority people feel excluded. Continue reading Interplanetary and everyday inequality
Update time! Since we last caught up last month, I’ve spoken at a couple of events and given some interviews. I have a panel coming up today that you can join remotely (it’s free!). In case you missed it, on my research blog, I’ve written some reflections on the March for Science and provided tips to make science events and protests more inclusive.
On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018, I spoke at Redify, a software company, about strategies to increase the recruitment and promotion of minorities and White women in the tech sector.
On 20 March, ahead of Harmony Day, I was one of the speakers at an internal policy event celebrating multicultural inclusion in the public event. I spoke about how to respond to racism in the workplace and in other public places.
In late March, I gave a couple of interviews on sexual harassment in science. I spoke with The Australian about the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in higher education. I was also featured in the ABC Radio National’s Background Briefing. Continue reading Path to Inclusion
It’s been too long since I updated my movements here! Here’s a summary of what I’ve been up to in the last few months:
- Beginning in September 2017, I gave an interview on the nonsensical concept of “identity politics” as it relates to intersectionality
- I gave a series of talks and advice on gender equity and diversity, including at the Royal Academy in New Zealand, as a guest of the Women in Science network and the New Zealand Scientists Association
- I gave an interview on racial preferences in dating, speaking with Triple J Radio
- By the end of the year, I was interviewed for a podcast on issues of colonialism in Mars
- On 18 January 2018, I gave a talk on Diversity in Science, Technology and Mathematics for Australian Mathematic Sciences Institute (AMSI) Summer School, at Monash University
- I’ll be speaking on a panel at the first Tech Inclusion conference in Australia, in Melbourne, on 13 February 2018. Come say hi! Book here.
On Tuesday, I’m giving a keynote talk for Research Equity in New Zealand Aotearoa: A Suffrage Day Conversation. The event is held at the Royal Society Te Aparangi in Wellington, New Zealand, on 19 September 2017. I’ll talk about how to improve equity and increase diversity in research communities. The event is free to the public. Light refreshments from 5pm. Come along and say hello!
From the event description:
In this Suffrage Day event, Dr Zevallos will reflect on national approaches to improving the hiring, promotion, retention, recognition and participation of all women, specifically including Indigenous and transgender women, as well as other under-represented minorities in science. She will then be joined by panelists for a discussion of the specific needs of the NZ research community.
Dr Zuleyka Zevallos will then be joined by the following panelists (full panel TBC) for a discussion of the specific needs of the NZ research community. Audience questions will also be taken.
- Chair: Craig Stevens, President of the NZ Association of Scientists
- Anita Brady, Associate Dean (Teaching and Equity), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington; Queer and Gender Area Chair, Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand
- Di Tracey, Fisheries Scientist, the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA); Women’s Network Coordinator for NIWA
- Izzy O’Neill, National Coordinator – Thursdays in Black, NZUSA The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations; Researcher of the tertiary student (especially LGBTQIA) experience of sexual violence.
- Joanna Kidman, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Raukawa; Associate Professor, Kaihautū, Te Kura Māori, Victoria University of Wellington, and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Researcher.
- Richard Blaikie, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise, The University of Otago, and Vice-President (Physical Sciences) the Royal Society Te Apārangi
Book your FREE ticket.
Tuesday, 19 September, 2017
Royal Society of New Zealand
11 Turnbull St
Wellington, New Zealand.
The event is hosted by The New Zealand Association of Scientists. The event is co-sponsored by the Dodd-Walls Centre, The MacDiarmid Institute, and Te Pūnaha Matatini.