Epistemic Diversity | “I am where I think”: research and the task of epistemic diversity

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This blog post by Marina Cadaval and Rosalba Icaza on epistemic diversity in universities is the first in a series of posts on the topic of Diversity in Research.

Epistemic diversity in research is sorely needed in the academia. But what is epistemic diversity and why is it so important? This post—the first of a series on epistemic diversity— introduces the topic and illustrates the importance of discussions on the political economy of knowledge production taking place in our universities. 

About the authors

Dr Rosalba Icaza is Associate Professor in Global Politics, Gender and Diversity at the ISS and Chair of the ISS Diversity and Inclusion Team.

Marina Cadaval is currently a PhD student at the ISS, where she also completed her Masters in Development Studies in the major of Social Policies for Development. She works on topics of inclusion of indigenous women in graduate education in Mexico, analysing the processes of formation of educational policies that have taken place in the last twenty years. Before returning to the academia, she worked for more than 10 years in the implementation of the first policy to promote graduate education for Mexican indigenous peoples.