Book club – The Disordered Cosmos by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

An image showing the book cover of The disordered cosmos

Exposing how racism and sexism shapes science

We might like to think that science is purely objective, driven only by scientific principles and free of social disturbances — but this couldn’t be further from the truth.

In this episode, we read Chanda Prescod-Weinstein’s debut The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred, a book exposing how racism and sexism persist across all scientific disciplines. Part introduction to particle physics, part biography, part cultural and social analysis, The Disordered Cosmos examines the colonialist thread running through science’s history and presents a vision of the cosmos as vibrant, inclusive and non-traditional.