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The Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture, partnered with the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, the Michigan Tech Vice President’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion, the Portage Lake District Library, and the Michigan Humanities Council is presenting "Lives in Transition," a virtual speaker series in February and March. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein will speak on Thursday, February 24, at 7:00 pm via Zoom Webinar.
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-Weinstein 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.
Dr. Weinstein's presentation "Black Feminist Technoscience in the Cosmos" will focus on how Black feminism illuminates our relationship with the night sky and what it means to take Black feminism into space with us.
Will Cantrell, Associate Provost, Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor of Physics will host a discussion and Q&A following Dr. Weinstein's presentation.
Find out more about Dr. Weinstein here: Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Find out more about the Lives in Transition speaker series here: IPEC website
Register for the Zoom webinar here: Zoom Webinar
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