Geographic bias in curricula
Imperial College London has developed an analytics tool that presents data on the diversity of affiliated countries of authors of journal articles cited on the College's module reading lists. This currently represents over 13,000 articles cited on approximately 1,700 modules taught in different years. This has been created to help staff and students access data that may inform broader discussions about representation in curricula.
The data available in the tool has come from Leganto and it’s availability can depend on how it was entered into Leganto by course leaders at the time. It is also limited to journal articles only. This may mean that data is not available or fully representative of some modules.
The tool is available on request to staff and students who would like to engage in meaningful exploration of their curricula. Staff and students interested to access the analytics platform are asked to request a consultation meeting to learn more about the tool and understand if data can be useful for their purposes.
Supported by Imperial College President’s Excellence Fund for Learning and Teaching Innovation and NIHR NW London ARC.
Related activities and outputs:
- EDU workshop “Examining geographic bias in our curricula” for staff with teaching responsibility
- A novel data solution to analyse curriculum decolonisation – the case of Imperial College London Masters in Public Health (preprint, paper forthcoming)
Related networks and communities
- Decolonise the Library working group for Library Services and other staff with interest in library matters. For information or to join the working group please email
- Imperial as One network for staff and postgraduate students who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity and allies
- Equality, diversity and Inclusion
- Imperial College Union Liberation & Community network