Susan Buckley

Acquisitions Editor, Education and Learning, Science Fiction

Susan acquires books on education, with a particular focus is the intersection of learning, media, and technology. Susan is interested in the future of higher education, international comparative higher education, issues of equity and access to learning, and in how people acquire the literacies needed to be active, critical citizens. Susan also acquires titles for the MIT Press’s growing list in science fiction. She is interested in how fiction engages with emerging technologies and systems, and is looking for works of or about SF that demonstrate how critical worldbuilding can both address contemporary problems and envision more equitable futures.

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Notable Acquisitions:

Teaching Machines by Audrey Watters, Techno-Vernacular Creativity and Innovation by Nettrice Gaskins, The Distributed Classroom by David A. Joyner and Charles Isbell, The Truth and Other Stories by Stansiław Lem, A New History of the Future in 100 Objects by Adrian Hon, The Evidence Liberal Arts Needs by Richard A. Detweiler, Teach Truth to Power by David R. Garcia, The Real World of College by Wendy Fischman and Howard Gardner, Coding as Another Language by Marina Bers, Behind Their Screens by Emily Weinstein and Carrie James, Drawing Thought by Andrea Kantrowitz, Code for What? by Clifford Lee and Lissa Soep, Make Shift edited by Gideon Lichfield, Schools and Screens by Victoria Cain.

The Truth and Other Stories

Stanisław Lem, Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Kim Stanley Robinson

His Master's Voice

Stanisław Lem, Seth Shostak, Michael Kandel

Teaching Machines

The History of Personalized Learning

Audrey Watters

Techno-Vernacular Creativity and Innovation

Culturally Relevant Making Inside and Outside of the Classroom

Nettrice R. Gaskins, Leah Buechley, Ruha Benjamin

Beyond Coding

How Children Learn Human Values through Programming

Marina Umaschi Bers

Make Shift

Dispatches from the Post-Pandemic Future

Gideon Lichfield