Impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Resources on the impact of COVID-19

A 2021 Reading list:

  1. Higginbotham, E. and Dahlberg, M.L.; The Impact of COVID-19 on the Careers of Women in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Study report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine of USA; Available from:

  2. Duncanson, K., Weir, N., Siriwardhane, P., Khan, T; How COVID is widening the academic gender divide. The Conversation. [Accessed on 1 Jun 2021] Available from:

  3. Gewin, V; Pandemic burnout is rampant in academia. Nature – career feature [Accessed on 1 Jun 2021] Available from:

  4. Langin, K; ‘On the verge of a breakdown.’ Report highlights women academics’ pandemic challenges. Science Magazine, doi:10.1126/science.caredit.abh4450 Available from

  5. Langin, K; Pandemic hit academic mothers especially hard, new data confirm. Science Magazine, doi:10.1126/science.caredit.abh0110 Available from:

  6. Deryugina, T., Shurchkov, O., Stearns, J.E.; COVID-19 Disruptions Disproportionately Affect Female Academics. National bureau of economic research; [working paper] DOI 10.3386/w28360, Available from:

  7. Maestripieri, L; The Covid-19 Pandemics: why Intersectionality Matters. Front Sociol. DOI: 10.3389/fsoc.2021.642662 Available from:

  8. McCoy, H., Lee, MY; Minority academics face dual pandemics of Covid-19 and racism. Times Higher Education. [Accessed 18 May 2021]. Available from:

  9. Staniscuaski, F. et al; Gender, race and parenthood impact academic productivity during the COVID-19 pandemic: from survey to action. [preprint]. DOI: 10.1101/2020.07.04.187583 [Accessed on 18 May 2021] Available from

  10. Witteman, H.O., Haverfield, J., Tannenbaum, C; COVID-19 gender policy changes support female scientists and improve research quality. PNAS. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2023476118. Available from:

  11. Fulweiler, R. et al.; Rebuilding the Academy: Strategies for Supporting Academic Mothers during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic and Beyond. [preprint]. DOI: 10.20944/preprints202009.0632.v1. [Accessed on 18 May 2021]. Avaialble from:

  12. Sarah Arrowsmith. 2021. Mind the academic gender gap: How COVID-19 is skewing an already uneven playing field for female academics and what we can do collectively to respond.

  13. Henrika McCoy & Madeline Y. Lee. 2021. Minority academics face dual pandemics of Covid-19 and racism.

Resources on the impact of COVID-19