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MIT Press congratulates our 2021 PROSE Award finalists

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) recently unveiled finalists for the 45th annual Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) Awards, honoring scholarly works published in 2020, comprising a total of 130 finalists across 44 subject categories.

From this highly esteemed list, the MIT Press has earned 8 nominations in various subjects including Math, Popular Science, Art History, and Architecture.

For the panel of 23 judges who reviewed more than 590 entries in this year’s competition, our books and journals spoke to the breadth, depth, and criticality of scholarly publishing.

The MIT Press’s finalists are below.

2021 PROSE Humanities Finalists

Architecture and Urban Planning

Remaking Berlin: A History of the City through Infrastructure, 1920–2020 by Timothy Moss

Art History & Criticism

Making Art Work: How Cold War Engineers and Artists Forged a New Creative Culture by W. Patrick McCray

2021 PROSE Physical Sciences and Mathematics Finalists

Computing & Information Sciences 

Data Feminism by Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein

Engineering & Technology 

Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need by Sasha Costanza-Chock


Lumen Naturae: Visions of the Abstract in Art and Mathematics by Matilde Marcolli

Popular Science/Math 

The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another by Ainissa Ramirez

Business, Finance & Management

The Power of Experiments: Decision Making in a Data-Driven World by Michael Luca and Max H. Bazerman

Best New Journal in Science, Technology & Medicine

Harvard Data Science Review edited by Xiao-Li Meng

We at the MIT Press are awaiting the results of the final winners which will be announced in the forthcoming weeks. Congratulations to all!