Diverse Voices in Science

Diverse Voices in STEM

The mission of the MIT Press is to work daily to reimagine what a university press can be and to elevate knowledge, inform, and empower. We recognize that publishing, particularly in STEM fields, historically excluded underrepresented voices and perspectives. We are committed doing better.

This means we strive for diversity in what, how, and who we publish, and we actively dismantle barriers to creating and reading great scholarship.

We hope you enjoy the selection of books and films below. If you would like to learn about some of the steps we've taken to bring forward more POC, female, and LGBTQIA+ voices, please visit the Fund for Diverse Voices.

Watch The Uprising

The Uprising tells the story of the unprecedented behind-the-scenes effort that amassed irrefutable evidence of differential treatment of men and women on the MIT faculty in the 1990s. Featuring biologist Nancy Hopkins, the film chronicles the experiences of marginalization and discouragement that accompanied Hopkins’ research and highlights the steps a group of sixteen women faculty members took to make science more diverse and equitable at MIT.

Funding: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Nancy Blachman, and an anonymous donor
Directors: Ian Cheney and Sharon Shattuck
Manette Pottle, in collaboration with the MIT Press
Executive producer: Amy Brand, director and publisher, the MIT Press

Explore our books

Molecular World

Catherine M. Jackson

July 4, 2023

Living with Robots

Ruth Aylett, Patricia A. Vargas, Noel Sharkey

May 2, 2023


Elizabeth Reddy

April 4, 2023

More than a Glitch

Meredith Broussard

March 14, 2023

Carbon Queen

Maia Weinstock

March 7, 2023


Erika Nesvold

March 7, 2023

Technology's Child

Katie Davis

March 7, 2023

Fertility Technology

Donna J. Drucker

March 7, 2023

Women and Climate Change

Nicole Detraz

February 14, 2023

Beyond Data

Elizabeth M. Renieris

February 7, 2023

Girls Coming to Tech!

Amy Sue Bix

November 1, 2022

Awkward Intelligence

Katharina A. Zweig, Noah Harley

October 25, 2022

An Inclusive Academy

Abigail J. Stewart, Virginia Valian

October 11, 2022

Drawing Thought

Andrea Kantrowitz

October 11, 2022


Kathryn T Hall

October 4, 2022

Of Sound Mind

Nina Kraus

September 27, 2022

The Exquisite Machine

Sian E. Harding

September 20, 2022

Stars in Your Hand

Kimberly Arcand, Megan Watzke

September 20, 2022

Curious Minds

Perry Zurn, Dani S. Bassett

September 6, 2022

Behind Their Screens

Emily Weinstein, Carrie James

August 16, 2022

Artificial Communication

Elena Esposito

May 24, 2022

Power On!

Jean J. Ryoo, Jane Margolis

April 19, 2022

Into the Anthropocosmos

Ariel Ekblaw, Cady Coleman

October 19, 2021

Digital Suffragists

Marie Tessier

October 5, 2021

Media Disrupted

Amanda D. Lotz

October 5, 2021

Against Reduction

Noelani Arista, Sasha Costanza-Chock, Vafa Ghazavi, Suzanne Kite, Cathryn Klusmeier, Jason Edward Lewis, Archer Pechawis, Jaclyn Sawyer, Gary Zhexi Zhang, Snoweria Zhang, Kate Darling

October 5, 2021

The Smart Wife

Yolande Strengers, Jenny Kennedy

August 31, 2021

Atlas of Forecasts

Katy Börner

August 31, 2021

Bright Galaxies, Dark Matter, and Beyond

Ashley Jean Yeager

August 17, 2021

The Distance Cure

Hannah Zeavin, John Durham Peters

August 17, 2021

Coding Democracy

Maureen Webb, Cory Doctorow

July 27, 2021

The Curie Society

Heather Einhorn, Adam Staffaroni, Janet Harvey, Joan Hilty

April 27, 2021

The Alchemy of Us

Ainissa Ramirez

April 6, 2021

People Count

Susan Landau

April 6, 2021

Handprints on Hubble

Kathryn D. Sullivan

December 1, 2020

Cosmic Odyssey

Linda Schweizer, Dava Sobel

November 24, 2020

The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist

Ben Barres, Nancy Hopkins

October 20, 2020

Women of Science Tarot

Massive Science

September 8, 2020

Lumen Naturae

Matilde Marcolli

June 16, 2020

Data Feminism

Catherine D'Ignazio, Lauren F. Klein

March 10, 2020

Finding Our Place in the Universe

Hélène Courtois, Nikki Kopelman

May 21, 2019

Artificial Unintelligence

Meredith Broussard

January 29, 2019

Lessons from the Lobster

Charlotte Nassim

June 26, 2018

Programmed Inequality

Mar Hicks

February 23, 2018

What Do Science, Technology, and Innovation Mean from Africa?

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

June 16, 2017

Sharing the Work

Myra Strober, John Donahoe

March 31, 2017

Elizabeth Blackburn and the Story of Telomeres

Catherine Brady

February 13, 2009

Almost Heaven

Betty Ann Holtzmann Kevles

March 17, 2006