“My reckoning with the Black South was an attempt to give integrity and texture to my belief that I was an Afrikan with a ‘k.’”
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a contributing editor to Public Books. A theoretical physicist and feminist theorist at the University of New Hampshire, she is also a theorist of Black feminist science, technology, and society studies. She is the author of an award-winning book for general audiences on particle physics and social issues in science, The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred (Bold Type, 2021). She is now at work on her second book, The Edge of Space-Time.
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“For good or ill, freedom and solidarity and social justice are not things we can get quickly.”
“At the end of the day, the America project was about an encounter with abundance that was responded to with greed and brutality.”
“How might scientific storytelling, or stories of science, shape the struggle for liberation?”
Cosmologists are obsessed with origin stories. We are the physicists and astronomers who take on the task of explaining why spacetime and its ...