Dragonfly Diversity Cafe Virtual Talk & Discussion: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Scholarly Research

Ginny Boehme

Dragonfly‘s third Diversity Cafe on May 20, 2021, features Ginny Boehme, a science librarian at Miami University, and the library liaison to the Project Dragonfly program. Boehme’s passion lies in helping her students become informed, engaged, and active citizens.

In the current internet-focused age, we like to think of information access as equitable, but this is rarely true. Even with open science initiatives on the rise across the globe, there is much information that remains difficult or impossible for many to access, with heavy bias given to research published by white, English-speaking authors. This talk will focus on information equity in the current research landscape, and will cover some tips for seeking out a diversity of viewpoints during your graduate studies.


  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Scholarly Research 
  • Thursday, May 20, 2021, 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Register for the Diversity Cafe  
  • This talk will be recorded.

This Diversity Cafe is part of Dragonfly Cafes, a developing series of virtual talks focusing on international conservation, urban and rural ecology, inquiry-based education, nature connections, and other relevant topics. Our Diversity Cafes aim to elevate marginalized perspectives on diversity, equality, and inclusion-related topics in an environmental and conservation setting. The invited speakers will explore topical ideas, research, and experience in the first half of the Cafe hour. In the latter half, the Cafe will open up for discussion and audience participation to engage with the speaker(s) and their ideas.