BLACK FEMINISM IN SPACE
How can we imagine leaving Earth's surface and making a livable home elsewhere when we can't even get it right here? Black feminism provides a framework for thinking about living in good relations with each other on earth's surface and beyond.
Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and core faculty in women's and gender studies at the University of New Hampshire. Originally from East L.A., Dr. Prescod-Weinstein is a graduate of Harvard College, University of California — Santa Cruz, and the University of Waterloo. One of under 100 Black American women to earn a PhD from a department of physics, she is a theoretical physicist with expertise in particle physics cosmology, and astrophysics, with an emphasis on dark matter. In addition, Dr. Prescod-Weinsteil is a theorist of Black feminist science, technology, and society studies, and a monthly columnist for New Scientist. Her research and advocacy for marginalized people in physics and astronomy have won multiple awards, and her first book, The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred, is now available from Bold Type Books.
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This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies at Barnard College.
Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein will also be presenting a talk on "Cosmic Probes on the Dark Sector" on January 25th, 2022 at 1pm.