The MIT Press in the News

The MIT Press in the News

Our authors and colleagues are frequently in the news being interviewed, publishing op-eds, and being cited or reviewed. This page collects recent media mentions and interviews to celebrate these achievements and recognize the ways in which the MIT Press community contributes to public discourse through the dissemination of rigorous and forward-thinking scholarship.

January 20, 2023

  • Gerd Gigerenzer, author of How to Stay Smart in a Smart World, was interviewed on the Wall Street Journal’s “Future of Everything” podcast
  • The Washington Post published an op-ed feature from Dr. Mikkael Sekeres, author of Drugs and the FDA
  • Meredith Broussard’s More than a Glitch was reviewed in Publishers Weekly
  • The Phantom Scientist by Robin Cousin was also reviewed in Publishers Weekly
  • The Next Big Idea Club featured several MIT Press titles in its February 2023 “Must-Read Books” list, including Player vs. Monster, Beyond Data, Invention and Innovation, White Sight, Building a New Leadership Ladder, and Ghost Particle

January 13, 2023

  • The Times Literary Supplement published a review of Parallel Public by Sara Blaylock.
  • Vaclav Smil’s Invention and Innovation and Nicholas Humphrey’s Sentience were both included in Lit Hub’s “Most Anticipated Books of 2023” roundup.
  • Inclusion on Purpose author Ruchika Tulshyan appeared on NPR’s Code Switch.
  • Fast Company included Dori Tunstall’s Decolonizing Design in their “7 Design Books to Look Forward to in 2023”.
  • Zane Cerpina and Stahl Stenslie, the authors of The Anthropocene Cookbook, were interviewed on NPR’s Good Food.
  • The Irish Times reviewed Jay Baruch’s Tornado of Life.
  • Theodore Savage by Cicely Hamilton was included in Tor.com’s “Can’t Miss Indie Press Speculative Fiction for January and February” list.
  • Katie Davis, author of Technology’s Child, was interviewed on Mother.ly.

January 6, 2023

  • Invention and Innovation author Vaclav Smil wrote a feature for the New Scientist on the innovations needed to save humanity and the planet.
  • Hyperallergic included Master of the Two Left Feet in their “Best Art Books of 2022” roundup.
  • More than a Glitch by Meredith Broussard was reviewed in Kirkus Reviews.
  • Meredith Broussard’s previous book, Artificial Unintelligence was included in Forbes’s list of the “Best Books On Artificial Intelligence."
  • David Kaiser’s “Well Doc, You’re In” was included in a review roundup for Nature.
  • An excerpt from Mark Coeckelbergh's Robot Ethics ran at Gizmodo.
  • A. David Redish’s “Book Bites” feature for Changing How We Choose was published in the Next Big Idea Club.
  • Atlas Obscura included a mention of The Anthropocene Cookbook in its “Best Cookbook Stories of 2022” list.
  • Cass Sunstein’s Sludge and Gerald Kane’s The Transformation Myth made The Enterprisers Project’s “Top 7 Leadership Books to Read in 2023.”

December 23, 2022

  • Vogue.com included Jean-Claude Ellena’s Atlas of Perfumed Botany in its “Best Books to Gift for the Holidays” feature.
  • The Washington Post Book World reviewed Pauline Hopkins’s Of One Blood.
  • Kate Wolf reviewed Notes from Another Los Angeles in The Nation.
  • Nina Kraus’s Of Sound Mind was reviewed by the Wall Street Journal.
  • The Boston Globe reviewed Thom Van Dooren’s A World in a Shell in their New England Literary News section.
  • Cicely Hamilton’s Theodore Savage was reviewed in Publishers Weekly.
  • Jay Baruch’s Tornado of Life was reviewed in the print edition of the Hastings Center Report from Dr. Arthur Frank.

December 16, 2022

  • The New York Times listed Pier Paolo Tamburelli’s On Bramante as one of their Best Art Books of 2022
  • The Guardian included both the Designing Motherhood exhibition and the book on its “Best Designs of 2022” list
  • Sarah Williams, author of Data Action was profiled by Metropolis Magazine
  • Erika Nesvold’s Off-Earth was reviewed in Publishers Weekly
  • How To Stay Smart in a Smart World by Gerd Gigerenzer was listed in Behavioral Scientist’s “Notable Books of 2022” as well as Library Journal’s “Best Science and Technology of 2022”
  • Nicholas Humphrey’s Sentience was reviewed by Kirkus
  • The Architect’s Newspaper included Spatializing Justice and Just Urban Design in its holiday gift guide
  • Connected in Isolation by Eszter Hargittai was reviewed in E&T Magazine
  • Physics Today included Carbon Queen and The Squares on its “Books and more that stood out in 2022” list

December 9, 2022

  • Ekow Eshun’s In the Black Fantastic was featured in AARP, the Magazine's “Books to Give and Get” Holiday Gift Guide.
  • Dori Tunstall, author of Decolonizing Design, was interviewed by Times Higher Education.
  • New Scientist's “Don’t Miss” column featured David Redish’s Changing How We Choose.
  • Christopher J. Preston’s Tenacious Beasts received a starred review in the latest issue of Library Journal.
  • The Phantom Scientist by Robin Cousin was also reviewed in Library Journal.
  • Body Am I by Mo Costandi was reviewed in The Guardian.
  • Inclusion on Purpose author Ruchika Tulshyan was included in LinkedIn News's “41 Big Ideas that will change our world in 2023."
  • The Smart Mission was listed in the “Top 20 Leadership Books of 2022” by Next Big Idea Club.
  • Publishers Weekly released its Spring 2023 Announcements highlighting several of our titles, including More Than a Glitch, Beyond Data, and Building a New Leadership Ladder.

December 2, 2022

  • New Scientist included three MIT Press titles in their round up of the best non-fiction books of the year, Sexus Animalis by Emmanuelle Pouydebat, Out of Touch by Michelle Drouin, and Stars in Your Hand by Kimberly Arcand and Megan Watzke.
  • Behind Their Screens was mentioned in Pamela Paul’s Sunday New York Times column.
  • Dr. Sian Harding, author of The Exquisite Machine published an op-ed for Time.com’s Ideas section. The book was included in HealthCentral’s holiday gift guide as well.
  • Matthew Wizinsky’s Design after Capitalism was included in Fast Company’s Best Design Books of 2022.
  • Forbes included Howard Gardner and Wendy Fischman’s The Real World of College in a list of the Best Higher Education Books of 2022.
  • The Financial Times included The Atlas of Perfumed Botany by Jean-Claude Ellena in its holiday gift guide “for the mixologist in your life.”
  • Katie Couric Media quoted Jay Baruch, author of Tornado of Life, in a piece on the top reasons people end up in the ER during the holidays.
  • Out of Touch author Michelle Drouin’s essay for the MIT Press Reader was included in Pocket’s Best of 2022 list.
  • Drugs and the FDA by Mikkael Sekeres was reviewed by Medscape.
  • Heather Ford, author of Writing the Revolution, was interviewed by Andrew Keen for his podcast at Literary Hub.
  • The Next Big Idea Club included Inclusion on Purpose and The Smart Mission as two of their Top 20 Leadership Books of 2022.

November 18, 2022

  • The New York Review of Books reviewed Joanna Ebenstein’s Frederik Ruysch and his Thesaurus Anatomicus.
  • New York Magazine included Genevieve Hyacinthe’s Radical Virtuosity in an excellent feature and podcast on the legacy of Ana Mendieta.
  • The Globe & Mail included Ekow Eshun’s In the Black Fantastic as part of its “Best Books to Gift” for the 2022 holidays.
  • Theodore Savage received a starred review at Foreword Reviews.
  • Publishers Weekly gave Christopher Preston’s Tenacious Beasts a wonderful review.
  • The Pentagon, Climate Change, and War by Neta Crawford was cited in feature at Middle East Eye on how US militarism fuels the climate crisis.
  • Seeing Science by Jack Challoner was reviewed in Engineering & Technology.
  • Tung-Hui Hu’s Digital Lethargy was reviewed in Critical Inquiry.

November 11, 2022

  • Neta Crawford’s The Pentagon, Climate Change, and War was featured in a Der Standard article on global military emissions.
  • Big Think ran an excerpt from Moheb Costandi’s Body Am I (9780262046596) on bodily awareness and the nature of consciousness.
  • Metropolis magazine excerpted Fonna Forman and Teddy Cruz’s Spatializing Justice.
  • Jay Baruch, author of Tornado of Life (9780262046978), published an op-ed in STAT News.
  • Drugs and the FDA author Mikkael Sekeres was interviewed by OBR about the FDA’s accelerated approval system.
  • Ed Hoffman was interviewed about The Smart Mission on Everyday MBA podcast.

November 4, 2022

  • Leah Plunkett discussed her book Sharenthood on the Dr. Phil ShowThe author was also quoted in a Financial Times piece on the debate over whether to post photos of your kids on social media.
  • Sian Harding, author of The Exquisite Machine, was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 ’s Start the Week.
  • Kirkus Reviews gave Christopher J. Preston’s Tenacious Beasts  a rare Kirkus Star.
  • The second part of Inclusion on Purpose author Ruchika Tulshyan’s interview on Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead podcast was published.
  • The New Yorker included Imaginary Languages by Marina Yaguello in their round up of the “Best Books of 2022 So Far.”
  • Writing the Revolution by Heather Ford was reviewed in the Financial TimesThe book was also positively reviewed in Library Journal.
  • Peter Friederici, author of Beyond Climate Breakdown, was interviewed in a feature on climate policy and the midterms at Grist.
  • E&T Magazine published a review of William Firebrace’s books Marseille Mix, Memo for Nemo, and Zickzack.

October 28, 2022

  • Gerd Gigerenzer, author of How to Stay Smart in a Smart World, was interviewed about heuristics by Peter Coy in his New York Times newsletter.
  • The New Yorker included Master of the Two Left Feet in their “Best Books of 2022 So Far” roundup.
  • Inclusion on Purpose author Ruchika Tulshyan appeared on Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead podcast.
  • Andrew Bomback, author of Long Days, Short Years, was interviewed for Literary Hub’s “I’m a Writer But” series.
  • Louie Läuger’s Rethinking Gender was reviewed by Kirkus Reviews.
  • Atlas Obscura’s food vertical “Gastro Obscura” interviewed the authors of The Anthropocene Cookbook.
  • Vogue featured three backlist titles in their Visual Literacy Library for the 2022 PhotoVogue Festival: Co-Illusion, The Eye of History, and Decoys and Disruptions.
  • David Kaiser, editor of "Well, Doc, You're In," was interviewed by MIT News.
  • Emily Weinstein and Carrie James provided key insights from their book Behind Their Screens for the Next Big Idea Club.

October 21, 2022

October 14, 2022

  • An interview with Neta C. Crawford, author of The Pentagon, Climate Change, and War, ran at Mother Jones.
  • The New York Times Book Review included Ekow Eshun’s In the Black Fantastic in a roundup of new books.
  • The Observer published an interview featured with Kathryn Hall on her book Placebos.
  • Wired ran an excerpt from Digital Lethargy by Tung-Hui Hu on what it means to “feel normal” online.
  • Publishers Weekly positively reviewed Vaclav Smil’s Invention and Innovation.
  • Vanity Fair included Amber Winick and Michelle Millar Fisher’s Designing Motherhood in a roundup of books to purchase on Amazon's Prime Day.
  • Tomorrow’s Parties, edited by Jonathan Strahan, was reviewed in the Toronto Star’s roundup of the best new science fiction titles.
  • Sian Harding, author of The Exquisite Machine, was interviewed in the New Statesman.

October 7, 2022

  • Ekow Eshun was interviewed about In the Black Fantastic by the Los Angeles Review of Books.
  • Philip Alexander’s A Widening Sphere was mentioned on The New York Times’s Ezra Klein Show as one of the three books recommended by interviewee Patrick Collison.
  • Body Am I author Mo Costandi’s feature on the fundamental connection between mind and body ran in The Observer and the book was also featured in the New Scientist’s “Don’t Miss” column.
  • An excerpt from Mikkael Sekeres’s Drugs and the FDA published in Slate and the author also appeared on The Readout Loud, STAT’s weekly bio tech podcast.
  • Jay Baruch, author of Tornado of Life, was interviewed on Alan Alda’s Clear + Vivid podcast.
  • E&T Magazine reviewed Thomas Davenport and Steven M. Miller’s Working with AI.
  • The LSE Review of Books reviewed Marc Bellemare’s Doing Economics.

September 30, 2022

Ruchika Tulshyan, author of Inclusion on Purpose, did an interview with BIG THINK in which she discusses why women of color are held back. Watch “I don’t have imposter syndrome and neither do you,” for Ruchika's take on "leaning in," and the reality of what many women experience in the workplace.

  • Digital Lethargy by Tung-Hui Hu was included in The New York Times’s weekly round up of new books.
  • Roberta Smith reviewed the Master of the Two Left Feet: Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered exhibition in the Arts section of The New York Times.
  • Mikkael Sekeres’s Drugs and the FDA was positively reviewed in the Washington Post .
  • Sian Harding, author of The Exquisite Machine, gave an interview on BBC Science Focus’s Instant Genius podcast.
  • Publishers Weekly gave a great review of Zane Cerpina and Stahl Stenslie’s The Anthropocene Cookbook.
  • Behind Their Screens authors Emily Weinstein and Carrie James were on WHYY’s Radio Times (NPR Philadelphia) to discuss the book.
  • Beyond Climate Breakdown was included in Orion’s “10 Books for Fall 2022” round up.
  • Cloud Empires was reviewed in the LSE Review of Books.

September 23, 2022

The authors of Behind Their Screens Emily Weinstein and Carrie James joined NBC’s Today Show to discuss whether there is a ‘right age’ to give your child a smartphone.

  • Sian Harding, author of The Exquisite Machine, published a piece on “Why gender is at the heart of the matter for cardiac illness” in The Observer and The Boston Globe’s Ideas section ran a wonderful review of the book as well.
  • Inclusion on Purpose author Ruchika Tulshyan published an article in the Harvard Business Review about the psychological toll of being the only woman of color at work.
  • The Harvard Gazette featured an excerpt from Jay Baruch’s Tornado of Life.
  • Jonathan Strahan’s Tomorrow's Parties was reviewed at Physics World.
  • The September edition of The Architect’s Newspaper featured a review of On Bramante by Pier Paolo Tamburelli and an essay by Anthony Fontenot, editor of Notes from Another Los Angeles.
  • Vili Lehdonvirta’s Cloud Empires was reviewed in the LSE Review of Books.

September 16, 2022

  • Jack Challoner’s Seeing Science received a starred review in Library Journal: "This extraordinary collection of images is accompanied by astounding revelations about the technology used to capture the photographs and deeper insights into the subjects of the images."
  • Mikkael Sekeres, author of Drugs and the FDA, was quoted in an article at The New York Times.
  • Cyberinsurance Policy author Josephine Wolff wrote an essay in the Wall Street Journal on some upcoming legal battles that will decide whether state-sponsored hacking will be considered an act of war. Wolff also spoke with Ann Johnson on the Afternoon Cyber Tea podcast.
  • Foreword Reviews published an interview feature with Thom van Dooren on A World in a Shell and New Scientist included the book in a round up of the best books that you shouldn't miss.
  • Also included in the New Scientist round-up was Stars in Your Hand. The authors of this excellent how-to guide were also interviewed at SPACE.com.
  • Briana J. Smith’s Free Berlin was reviewed in the architecture news outlet BauNetz.

September 9, 2022

Elizabeth Losh, author of Selfie Democracy, appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss the book

Daniele Shlomit Sofer discussed her new book Sex Sounds with WICN's Inquiry.

  • The Observer ran an excellent feature on Perry Zurn and Dani Bassett’s Curious Minds
  • Andrew Bomback, author of Long Days, Short Years, published an op ed in the Daily Beast. The book was also positively reviewed in Publishers Weekly
  • Fast Company reviewed Behind Their Screens by Emily Weinstein and Carrie James, while The New York Public Library included the book in a roundup for “Safety & Digital Citizenship for Kids & Teens.” In the final bit of good news, Falter, the Austrian weekly newspaper, interviewed the authors.
  • How to Stay Smart in a Smart World author Gerd Gigerenzer was interviewed twice. First about the pros and cons of artificial intelligence at Discover, and then by Chicago's Morning Answer

September 2, 2022

August 26, 2022

  • The New York Times Book Review included Jay Baruch’s Tornado of Life in a roundup of new books on sale. Baruch was also interviewed for the Boston Globe by Book Editor Kate Tuttle for her “Story Behind the Book” column.
  • Ekow Eshun’s In the Black Fantastic was featured in a great write up at Forbes.
  • WIRED published an excerpt from Behind Their Screens by Emily Weinstein and Carrie James, and The New York Post reviewed the book as well.
  • An excerpt from Methuselah’s Zoo by Steven Austad was published in Salon.
  • Library Journal gave Melanie Feinberg’s Everyday Adventures with Unruly Data and Jack Challoner’s Seeing Science starred reviews that will be printed in their September 2022 issue.
  • Pier Paolo Tamburelli’s On Bramante was reviewed at Drawing Matter.
  • Mohan Subramaniam was quoted, and noted as the author of The Future of Competitive Strategy, in a Forbes article about Web3.
  • Next Big Idea Club’s latest round of nominees included three MIT Press titles, Perry Zurn and Dani Bassett’s Curious Minds, Sian Harding’s The Exquisite Machine, and Mikkael Sekeres’s Drugs and the FDA.

August 19, 2022

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Emily Weinstein and Carrie James, the authors of Behind Their Screens, were interviewed on NPR’s Marketplace.

Jaclyn Schildkraut and Amanda Nickerson, authors of Lockdown Drills, were interviewed about their Washington Post op-ed by Alex Marquardt live on CNN.

  • The London Review of Books reviewed Per Espen Stoknes’s Tomorrow’s Economy in a feature discussing capitalism, socialism, and degrowth.
  • Emily Weinstein and Carrie James, the authors of Behind Their Screens, wrote a wonderful op-ed in the Boston Globe’s Ideas section and Emily Weinstein was interviewed by NPR Minnesota as well as THINK/KERA (NPR Dallas).
  • Jay Baruch’s Tornado of Life was reviewed in The Christian Century. The book was also positively reviewed in Publishers Weekly.
  • Methuselah's Zoo author Steven Austad was interviewed by Psychology Today.
  • The American Scientist published a lovely review of Frank Keil’s Wonder.
  • Stalin’s Architect by Deyan Sudjic was reviewed in The Architect’s Newspaper.
  • Studies in History and Philosophy of Science has published a book forum on Social Science for What?, with contributions from Susan Lindee, Paul A. Roth, Emily Hauptmann, and Stephen Turner, and a response from author Mark Solovey.

August 12, 2022

August 5, 2022

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How to Stay Smart in a Smart World author Gerd Gigerenzer appeared on multiple podcasts this week to discuss the book, including Literary Hub’s Keen On and EconTalk

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Kathryn Bond Stockton, author of Gender(s), was interviewed on The New York Times’s Ezra Klein Show

July 29, 2022

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  • Mikkael Sekeres, author of Drugs and the FDA, wrote an article on the recent abortion ruling and pregnant cancer patients for the Washington Post
  • Library Journal reviewed Dr. Jay Baruch’s Tornado of Life
  • Philosopher Slavoj Žižek wrote a glowing review of Bini Adamczak’s Yesterday’s Tomorrow for The Philosophical Salon 
  • Lee McIntyre, author of How to Talk to a Science Denier, published a long form feature about attacks on science in Deseret Magazine
  • Design after Capitalism by Matthew Wizinsky was reviewed in Domus magazine 
  • Machines Like Us authors Ron Brachman and Hector Levesque wrote an essay featured on the front page of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  • Spatializing Justice was included in a round-up at Metropolis magazine of “9 Books to Add to Your Architecture and Design Reading List”

July 22, 2022

  • NPR’s All Things Considered quoted Dr. Mikkael Sekeres, author of the forthcoming title Drugs and the FDA, in a piece on fast-tracked drugs and FDA approval
  • Long Days, Short Years author Andrew Bomback was quoted in a Wall Street Journal feature on parenting in the pandemic
  • An excerpt from There’s Nothing Micro about a Billion Women was published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. The Next Big Idea Club also featured author Mary Ellen Iskenderian in their Book Bites section
  • Inside Higher Ed. included Lockdown Drills in a round-up of forthcoming university press books
  • Ruchika Tulshyan’s Inclusion on Purpose was excerpted for Thinkers50
  • An excerpt from Noam Chomsky and Andrea Moro’s The Secrets of Words ran at The Wire

July 14, 2022

  • Joshua Glenn, editor of the Radium Age series, was interviewed by Debbie Millman at PRINT
  • The Boston Globe profiled the Designing Motherhood exhibition at the MassArt Museum and highlighted the book
  • Lynda Gratton discussed Redesigning Work and the nature of work friendships on the Financial Times’s “Working It” podcast
  • Redesigning Work was also included in the MIT Sloan Management Review’s roundup of “8 Business Books to Challenge Your Thinking”
  • Several of our titles were included in the latest round of nominees for the Next Big Idea Club for the month of August, including Jay Baruch’s Tornado of Life, Andrew Bomback’s Long Days, Short Years, Gerd Gigerenzer’s How to Stay Smart in a Smart World, Robert Gottlieb’s Care Centered Politics: From the Home to the Planet, Carrie James and Emily Weinstein’s Behind Their Screens, Edward Hoffman’s The Smart Mission, and Steven Austad’s Methuselah’s Zoo

July 08, 2022

  • Imaginary Languages by Marina Yaguello was reviewed in this week’s The New Yorker in their Books in Brief section
  • Ekow Eshun’s exhibition for In the Black Fantastic at the Hayward Gallery opened and received excellent reviews:
    • Vogue named it the “must-see exhibition of the summer”
    • The Financial Times called it “visually stunning” and “intellectually cohesive”
    • The Guardian published a fantastic review , and also conducted a major Q&A with Eshun
  • Eric Heinze, author of The Most Human Right, was interviewed as part of a panel of guests on BBC Radio 4’s debate program The Moral Maze
  • The Boston Globe featured a wonderful Q&A piece on Carrie James and Emily Weinstein’s Behind Their Screens
  • Forbes acclaimed Marc F. Bellemare’s Doing Economics in a write up on the psychology of an economist
  • Seattle Magazine published a profile feature in the latest print issue on local author Ruchika Tulshyan for Inclusion on Purpose