Inclusive Language: Beyond the political correctness

On 26 May 2023, BioTrib hosted Tatiana Vieira, director of the Brasilea Foundation in Switzerland. Her talk “Inclusive Language: Beyond the Political Correctness” was watched by consortium members. For one hour, the participants practices to avoid sexist, racist, and other biased or prejudiced ideas were discussed. Tatiana also shared her experiences presenting two case studies at the SWI and Radio X a radio and tv broadcast.

In summary, inclusive language consists of practices to eliminate noise in communication and avoid discrimination and the feeling of exclusion based on gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, etc.  In an international and diverse group, this is an important debate. With the talk, we expect to incorporate inclusive language into our communications and make the network more inclusive.


This article was written by André Plath as part of a series articles curated by BioTrib’s Early Stage Researchers.

André is one of BioTrib’s Early Stage Researcher‘s who is investigating Boundary Lubrication of Fibrous Scaffolds at ETH Zürich, Switzerland.