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We have assigned the Geoethics Medal 2023!

Prof. Erika Marín-Spiotta, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), has been awarded the Geoethics Medal 2023.

This is the statement of achievements:

Within Geoethics, Prof. Erika Marín-Spiotta’s research and leadership primarily addresses: (1) working climate issues- through research and reflection on values, behaviors, and practices of how geoscientists interact with peers and trainees; (2) research integrity and professionalism- through increasing awareness and accountability of geoscientists’ social role and their responsibilities towards the ethical treatment of people; and (3) ethical and social aspects in geoeducation- through anti-racist pedagogy to broaden participation in one of the least diverse fields in the sciences. Marín-Spiotta is leading a multi-institutional interdisciplinary research team studying workplace climate in the geosciences. As the lead Principal Investigator of the ADVANCEGeo Partnership, she developed trainings to provide researchers in academia, government agencies, and other organizations with the skills to identify and mitigate sexual and other types of identity-based harassment and exclusionary behaviors. She has advocated for expanding the definition of research misconduct to include harassment, bullying and discrimination. She has advised teams on the ethical aspects of field work to ensure people’s safety and is a co-Principal Investigator on a new collaborative award to create and disseminate field safety risk assessment trainings. A co-authored review analyzed how social identities were incorporated into geoscience education research. Marín-Spiotta is part of a team creating tools for geoscientists and others to apply anti-racism and critical pedagogy into teaching and mentoring.


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