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.

Curious Minds

Perry Zurn, Dani S. Bassett

2022-09-06

Behind Their Screens

Emily Weinstein, Carrie James

2022-08-16

Stars in Your Hand

Kimberly Arcand, Megan Watzke

2022-09-20

The Exquisite Machine

Sian E. Harding

2022-09-20

Bright Galaxies, Dark Matter, and Beyond

Ashley Jean Yeager

2021-08-17

Awkward Intelligence

Katharina A. Zweig, Noah Harley

2022-10-25

Carbon Queen

Maia Weinstock

2023-03-07

Handprints on Hubble

Kathryn D. Sullivan

2020-12-01

The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist

Ben Barres, Nancy Hopkins

2020-10-20

Digital Suffragists

Marie Tessier

2021-10-05

Data Feminism

Catherine D'Ignazio, Lauren F. Klein

2020-03-10

The Curie Society

Heather Einhorn, Adam Staffaroni, Janet Harvey, Joan Hilty

2021-04-27

The Alchemy of Us

Ainissa Ramirez

2021-04-06

Power On!

Jean J. Ryoo, Jane Margolis

2022-04-19

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

2021-10-05

Programmed Inequality

Mar Hicks

2018-02-23

Sharing the Work

Myra Strober, John Donahoe

2017-03-31

Of Sound Mind

Nina Kraus

2022-09-27

Artificial Communication

Elena Esposito

2022-05-24

Living with Robots

Ruth Aylett, Patricia A. Vargas, Noel Sharkey

2023-05-02

Into the Anthropocosmos

Ariel Ekblaw, Cady Coleman

2021-10-19

Media Disrupted

Amanda D. Lotz

2021-10-05

Atlas of Forecasts

Katy Börner

2021-08-31

The Distance Cure

Hannah Zeavin, John Durham Peters

2021-08-17

People Count

Susan Landau

2021-04-06

Women of Science Tarot

Massive Science

2020-09-08

The Smart Wife

Yolande Strengers, Jenny Kennedy

2021-08-31

Lumen Naturae

Matilde Marcolli

2020-06-16

Coding Democracy

Maureen Webb, Cory Doctorow

2021-07-27

Finding Our Place in the Universe

Hélène Courtois, Nikki Kopelman

2019-05-21

Cosmic Odyssey

Linda Schweizer, Dava Sobel

2020-11-24

Artificial Unintelligence

Meredith Broussard

2019-01-29

Lessons from the Lobster

Charlotte Nassim

2018-06-26

Girls Coming to Tech!

Amy Sue Bix

2022-11-01

Almost Heaven

Betty Ann Holtzmann Kevles

2006-03-17

Drawing Thought

Andrea Kantrowitz

2022-10-11

Placebos

Kathryn T Hall

2022-10-04

An Inclusive Academy

Abigail J. Stewart, Virginia Valian

2022-10-11

The Uprising - short documentary

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.

The Uprising was funded by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, as well as support from Nancy Blachman and an anonymous donor. The film was directed by Ian Cheney and Sharon Shattuck and produced by Manette Pottle, in collaboration with the MIT Press. Amy Brand, director and publisher at the MIT Press, served as executive producer.