Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

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Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Becoming Interplanetary.jpg
Prescod-Weinstein at Becoming Interplanetary talk at the Library of Congress, 2018
Date of birth August 23, 1982
Place of birth El Sereno, Los Angeles, USA
Nationality American
Pronouns she/her[1]
Gender identity agender woman[2]
Occupation cosmologist, writer, activist

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a cosmologist, science writer and equality activist based at the University of New Hampshire. She is of Barbadian descent on her mother's side and Russian-Jewish and Ukrainian-Jewish descent on her father's side.[3] In 2010, she became the 63rd black American woman to earn a PhD in physics.[4] She has a book The Disordered Cosmos which was published in February 2021.[5] She often writes blog posts on intersectional social justice topics, and was a founding member of the American Astronomical Society's Committee for Sexual Orientation and Gender Minorities in Astronomy.


« I'm agender so I don't have an internal sense of gender but I do [...] present as femme, and I'm okay with my body, so I consider myself to be an agender cis-sex woman, so I'm not quite trans in the way that people normally envision what is a trans person.[6] »


  1. Website bio, retrieved May 17, 2020
  2. Twitter bio, retrieved May 17, 2020
  3. Prescod-Weinstein, Chanda (July 29, 2015). "Hold Fast to Blackness". Medium. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  4. Jones, by Nicola (20 April 2018). "Whose Physics Is It Anyway? Q&A with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein". Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  5. Ruzicka, Michael (March 1, 2021). "Reviews of the Week with Kelly Loy Gilbert, Sarah J. Maas, Tami Charles, and More!". The Booklist Reader. Retrieved March 4, 2021.
  6. McNeill, Leila (9 May 2019). "Bonus: Talking Feminist Astrophysics with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein". Lady Science. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
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