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.

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

A child is seen from above playing games on smart phones. The text reads What adults are issing about teens and screens.

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

A man in an orange space suit stands in a space station with a slightly dazed look on his face. The caption says What Machines Can't Learn and Why Human Intelligence Still Beats Algorithms.

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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Listen to Julio Mario Ottino, coauthor of The Nexus, on Strategy Skills podcast, as he shares the beauty of the coexistence of art, science, and technology – rather than being separate disciplines – to navigate the complex world.

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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