Journal Club

What is Science Policy Journal Club?

Journal clubs are informal discussions on a specific science policy topic lead by different CaSP members. If you are interested in attending or leading your own journal club (you pick the topic!), please sign up for our mailing list or check our events page to know when and where the next journal club will be held.


February 18, 2021

Presenter/Topic: TBD

March 18, 2021

Topic: Book club discussion, Parkland by Dave Cullen

Contact for the webex link!

Previous Journal Clubs

December 17, 2020

Presenter: April MacIntyre

Topic: Biopiracy


November 19, 2020

Presenter: Aaron Lowenstein

Topic: Struggles of undocumented students during the COVID-19 pandemic

October 15, 2020

Discussion moderator: Marie Fiori

Topic: Book club discussion, The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome by Alondra Nelson

September 17, 2020

Presenters: Chris Unterberger and April MacIntyre

Topic: School reopenings during the COVID-19 pandemic


July 16, 2020

Presenter: Sam Anderson

Topic: Graduate student response to racism in academia

Article: Truong & Museus (2012) Responding to racism and racial trauma

June 25, 2020

Presenter: Sarah Anderson

Topic: The intersection of climate change, racial injustice, and COVID19


May 21, 2020

Presenter: Chris Unterberger

Topic: Zoos in the age of COVID 19



April 16, 2020

Presenter: Laura Borth

Topic: Open Science in the Age of COVID 19


Journal Club Review

March 26, 2020

Presenter: Allie Canales (Guest appearance by Amanda Hurley!)

Topic: Census 2020 (plus a small discussion on White House OSTP early career scientist panel opportunity)


February 20, 2020

Presenter: Shannon Walsh

Topic: Domestic and International pain management strategies


Journal club review

January 23, 2020

Presenter: Grant Hisao

Topic: 30 Meter Telescope (Scientists v. Indigenous Communities)


Journal club review

Journal Club 2019
Journal Club 2018
Journal Club 2017