About This Show
Black cancer scientist from Mississippi meets Asian literary critic from Canada. A podcast about academia, culture, and social justice across the STEM/humanities divide.
Both Ivy League PhDs.
Both fans of lipstick.
Most Recent Episode
Dark Matter: Axions, Cosmology, & Being a Black Scientist; Interview w Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Would a Black physicist have called it "dark matter"? Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is the 63rd Black American woman to earn a PhD in physics and works on early universe cosmology and the dark matter problem. Xine and Liz talk to Chanda about the mysteries of the universe and the differing conundrums of being Black in the United States versus Canada. Literature emerges as a necessary form of education and survival -- shout out to the writings of Lawrence Hill and Langston Hughes! We discuss Star Trek, dissertation dedications, Janelle Monae, and the ambiguous worth of "diversity" in science and academia. What does it mean to decolonize science?
Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein's work: http://www.cprescodweinstein.com/
Follow her for her wit, activism, and research on Twitter @IBJIYONGI
Decolonizing Science List: https://medium.com/@chanda/decolonising-science-reading-list-339fb773d51f#.om5w2ivfq
Lawrence Hill's The Book of Negroes: http://www.lawrencehill.com/the-book-of-negroes/