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API Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The API Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Committee is a committee consisting of members from all layers of our institute, from scientific staff members to Master students. We meet every two weeks. On this page, you will find our Terms of Reference and the list of the current members of this committee. For questions about / to our committee, comments or items/issues you would like to bring to our attention, please feel free to contact the committee at api-equityinclusion@list.uva.nl or a committee member individually.

Terms of Reference

To advance our mission, the API EDIC will strive to:

  •  Serve as an educational resource on diversity issues for the API.

  •  Make recommendations on best practices in hiring and retention for the API.

  •  Raise awareness of diversity issues and best practices for creating and maintaining an inclusive environment within the API

  •  Support students, staff, and faculty who are struggling with diversity issues by referring them to appropriate third-party resources

  •  Provide consultation for the API Director on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Terms of reference document to follow…

Co-Chairs

Dr. J.M.L.B. (Jean-Michel) Desert

Faculty of Science

Anton Pannekoek Institute of Astronomy

Prof. A.L. (Anna) Watts

Faculty of Science

Anton Pannekoek Institute of Astronomy

Committee Members

Staff member

Dr. A. (Antonija) Oklopčić

Faculty of Science

Anton Pannekoek Institute of Astronomy

Prof. dr. R.A.M.J. (Ralph) Wijers

Faculty of Science

Anton Pannekoek Institute of Astronomy

Postdocs

Dr S. (Serena) Vinciguerra

Faculty of Science

Anton Pannekoek Institute of Astronomy

PhD students

S. (Saugata) Barat

Faculty of Science

Anton Pannekoek Institute of Astronomy

W.M. (Wanga) Mulaudzi

Faculty of Science

Anton Pannekoek Institute of Astronomy

H. (Hinna) Shivkumar

Faculty of Science

Anton Pannekoek Institute of Astronomy

Masters Students

  • Dronika Debisarun

Secretariat

S. (Susan) Franzen MA

Faculty of Science

Anton Pannekoek Institute of Astronomy

Observers

Prof. dr. C. (Carsten) Dominik

Faculty of Science

Anton Pannekoek Institute of Astronomy

Prof. dr. S.B. (Sera) Markoff

Faculty of Science

Anton Pannekoek Institute of Astronomy

Dr. S.M. (Samaya) Nissanke

Faculty of Science

IHEF