Continuing the Open Conversation

In the June 2020 issue of Isis, we invited seven scholars to offer commentary on our plan to collect demographic data for submissions, and to reflect on the theory and practice of diversity in our discipline and its publications. The initial responses were circulated, blended together, and send back for further discussion amongst the contributors. In turn, these were edited together into a text that, we hoped, would show the interplay of ideas proposed by the contributors.

In the spirit of that exchange of ideas, which we framed as an “Open Conversation,” we received a reply from Dr. Yves Gingras, challenging us to consider other kinds of diversity in our field and means of measuring it. We asked several of the original authors to contribute a response. They are presented here.