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ThinkIR: BIPOC Scholars

BIPOC ThinkIR initiative aims to uplift BIPOC faculty at the University of Louisville by highlighting their research and providing open-access to BIPOC-produced scholarship through our institutional repository.

We recognize that faculty who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color are underrepresented and marginalized in academia. Substantially more Black (72.2%), Asian (70.7%), Latino/a (70.6%), and Native American (66.7%) faculty perceived a need to work harder than their peers to gain legitimacy compared to just 46.8% of White faculty who felt similarly.

Be Included in the Collection

If you would like to be included in our BIPOC scholars collection and already have a profile in ThinkIR, please email to let us know you would like your profile to be added to the collection. 

If you would like to be included in the collection and do not already have a profile, please fill out the ThinkIR Intake Form. 


Citation Diversity Statement

"Evaluating our reference lists is a practice of holding ourselves accountable but also of teaching ourselves about our fields and increasing awareness for others."

-Zurn, P., Bassett, D. S., & Rust, N. C. (2020). The citation diversity statement: a practice of transparency, a way of life. Trends in Cognitive Sciences,24(9), 670.


Please contact Sarah Frankel, Open Access & Repository Coordinator for UofL Libraries, at

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