Discrimination and Collaboration in Science

Hannah Rubin, Cailin O'Connor

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)
207 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

We use game theoretic models to take an in-depth look at the dynamics of discrimination and academic collaboration. We find that in collaboration networks, small minority groups may be more likely to end up being discriminated against while collaborating. We also find that discrimination can lead members of different social groups to mostly collaborate with in-group members, decreasing the effective diversity of the social network. Drawing on previous work, we discuss how decreases in the diversity of scientific collaborations might negatively impact the progress of epistemic communities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380-402
Number of pages23
JournalPhilosophy of Science
Volume85
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul-2018

Keywords

  • RACIAL DIVERSITY
  • DECISION-MAKING
  • GENDER
  • COAUTHORSHIP
  • PERFORMANCE
  • NETWORKS
  • JUSTICE
  • MODEL
  • ME

Cite this