The Fresno State Library invites you to join us for a guest presentation on Systemic Racism in Academic Publishing. Please mark your calendar and register to attend this important presentation of our Scholarly Communication Speaker Series.

Harrison W. Inefuku: “Examining and Dismantling Systemic Racism in Academic Publishing”

Tuesday, November 15, 12 pm (Virtual) [Register here!]

Academic publishing exists at the intersection of three professions that are overwhelmingly white–academia, publishing, and librarianship. Gatekeeping practices, from peer review to library collection development, have marginalized contributions by and about communities of color. This talk will examine how academic publishing has excluded voices of color from the scholarly record and explore the responsibility scholars and librarians have in centering the voices and stories of communities of color. 

Harrison W. Inefuku is the Scholarly Publishing Services Librarian at the University Library at Iowa State University. He manages the Iowa State University Digital Press, Iowa State’s library publishing program. Prior to launching the press, Harrison launched and managed the Iowa State University Digital Repository. Harrison has published and presented on institutional repositories, diversity and inclusion in libraries and archives, and systemic racism in academic publishing. 

For more information or accommodation, please contact Scholarly Communication Librarian David Drexler (