DEI Policy

Policy on Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Anti-Discrimination

The Society for the Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image is dedicated to welcoming and encouraging all participants, regardless of ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, class, disability, neurodivergence, religion, and other such characteristics. We actively seek to enhance the diversity of our membership and encourage research in areas related to diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

SCSMI is a space for open and respectful scholarly exchange and debate in all of its communications, on its online forum, and at our events.  No communication within SCSMI should be discriminatory, intimidating, or harassing, and all communication should demonstrate respect for individuals. Such respect applies in particular to situations in which participants engage in the type of strong disagreement and debate that our society prizes so highly.

SCSMI participants must avoid disrespectful conduct at SCSMI events and on our online forum. Discrimination, intimidation, and harassment will not be tolerated. Participants who witness or who are the target of discrimination, intimidation, harassment, or disrespectful action should contact the SCSMI ombudsperson, whose name and contact information are available on the SCSMI webpage and in conference programs. The ombudsperson will examine the appropriate course of action with the SCSMI Diversity Committee and SCSMI President.