Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

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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 to be published in spring of 2021. 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.

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


« 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.[5] »


  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. McNeill, Leila (9 May 2019). "Bonus: Talking Feminist Astrophysics with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein". Lady Science. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
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