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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

Director’s Statement on Harassment, Discrimination, and Bullying in Archaeology:

Harassment, discrimination, and bullying are all abuses of power that marginalize individuals and communities, damage productivity and career advancement, and prevent the healthy exchange of ideas. Harassment, discrimination, and bullying thus harm not only the individuals and communities who are directly targeted, but also the discipline as a whole, reducing the quality, integrity, and pace of the advancement of archaeology.  

The Stanford Archaeology Center is deeply committed to continuous action to prevent harassment, discrimination, and bullying before it starts, and, if such abuses of power do occur, to reduce negative impacts by supporting survivors and holding confirmed harassers accountable. We call on all members of the Stanford Archaeology Center community to take positive action to create a learning and research environment that respects and embraces diversity, promotes equality and inclusion, and affirms the right of all archaeologists to participate in studying and teaching about the past.

Campus Resources

  • Confidential Support Team (https://vaden.stanford.edu/cst ): trained counselors focused on supporting students through trauma-informed therapy and assistance in navigating institutional structures. Non-students may also call with questions related to supporting students. 24/7 hotline: 650-725-9955

  • Faculty/Staff Help Center (https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/faculty-staff-help-center): offers confidential counseling, workshops, discussion groups, and facilitated conversations for faculty and staff and qualified members of their households. For time-sensitive requests call between 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday @ 650-723-4577.

  • Office of the Ombuds (https://ombuds.stanford.edu/): A confidential resource available to all faculty, staff, postdocs, students or other members of the Stanford community to discuss any concern that is interfering with their academic or work life. The Ombuds will listen without judgment; offer information about policies and procedures, and help individuals identify and evaluate the different options available to address their concerns. The Ombuds Office is also a good place to confidentially raise concerns or recommendations for systems-level change. All meetings are kept strictly confidential and individuals remain in control of how they wish to address their concerns. Email ombuds@stanford.edu or call 650.497.1542 to schedule an appointment.

Links to articles

Stanford News (March 30, 2021)

Voss, Barbara "Documenting Cultures of Harassment in Archaeology: A Review and Analysis of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Studies". Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 March 2021

Voss, Barbara "Disrupting Cultures of Harassment in Archaeology: Social-Environmental and Trauma-Informed Approaches to Disciplinary Transformation". Published online by Cambridge University Press: 30 March 2021
 

Other Resources (SUNet login required)

Google Drive