Chanda Prescod-Weinstein


I’m a pansexual agender cissex woman and I’m an assistant professor in theoretical physics and astronomy. //

I’m a queer Black femme whose research focuses on the intersection between particle physics, cosmology, and astrophysics. My pet dark-matter candidate is the axion, my favorite observational bandwidth is the X-ray, and my favorite (actually observed) particles are quarks. I also do research in Science, Technology, and Society studies, with a focus on Black feminism-grounded social epistemology, which explores impact of the presence of minoritized people in STEM. I do a lot of advocacy for marginalized people in the sciences and have been an active member of the National Society of Black Physicists for nearly 15 years. I’m also an active critic of the way diversity discourse has been mainstreamed as a move away from equal-rights struggles, and I think scientists need to talk about colorism more.