Resource of the Week: Decolonising STEM Reading List from Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

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In recognition of #NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay, we’re sharing this Decolonising STEM Reading List from theoretical physicist Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein provides a powerful, necessary deep-look into the history and current practices of science and the relationship of science to oppression, colonialism, and more. Dr. Prescod-Weinstein recommends starting your reading with “Making Meaning of ‘Decolonizing'” to fully understand the context in which she situates her list.

 

Background

Dr. Prescod-Weinstein is an American cosmologist, science writer and equality activist based at the University of New Hampshire. In addition to major work with NASA, FQXI and more, she maintains a valuable Decolonising Science Reading List, which we will also post as a separate resource in this series.