Cultivating allyship through casual mentoring to promote diversity

Lucina Q. Uddin, Andres De Los Reyes

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Recent societal upheavals have highlighted stark inequalities that affect the livelihood of marginalized individuals pursuing research careers. Established scientists have a unique role to play as casual mentors, or experienced scholars who are well-positioned to serve as allies to early career researchers by informally advising on academia's hidden curriculum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)813-815
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2021


  • academic pipeline
  • career development
  • equity
  • sponsorship
  • systemic racism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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