Join us for the Spring University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium on May 3 from 5:00-7:00pm CDT for panels on recognizing and countering bias in scholarly research and how publishers are working to develop antiracist and anti-bias practices in scholarly publishing.
Session 1: Against the Grain: Recognizing and Countering Bias in Scholarly Research
An interdisciplinary panel of scholars will discuss best practices, with topics such as how to use antiracist and inclusive frames to develop research questions; how to assign weight and credibility to sources and data that traditional research methods discount or overlook; how to take account of what is missing in archives; how to identify different kinds of “archives” (anti-archives?) that respond to different kinds of research questions; research (and publishing) strategies that can counter tendencies to reproduce existing prototypes, values, structures of credibility.
Chair: Isabel Molina-Guzmán, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jenifer L. Barclay, University at Buffalo
Toby Beauchamp, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lisa Elzey Mercer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Register here: https://go.illinois.edu/Againstthegrain
Session 2: Opening the Blinds: Practicing Inclusive Publishing
Publishing professionals from multiple scholarly and university presses share how publishers are working to develop antiracist and anti-bias practices in scholarly publishing, from acquisitions and peer review to copy editing and design to marketing and promotion.
Chair: Christie Henry, Director at Princeton University Press
Mike Baccam, acquisitions editor at University of Washington Press
Sara Jo Cohen, senior acquiring editor at University of Michigan Press
Dominique J. Moore, acquisitions editor at University of Illinois Press
Register here: https://go.illinois.edu/Openingtheblinds