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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.<ref name="holdfast">{{Cite web |title=Hold Fast to Blackness |last=Prescod-Weinstein |first=Chanda |work=Medium |date=July 29, 2015 |access-date=May 17, 2020 |url= https://medium.com/@chanda/hold-fast-to-blackness-3e4fa529917d}}</ref> In 2010, she became the 63rd black American woman to earn a PhD in physics.<ref name="Jones">{{Cite web |title=Whose Physics Is It Anyway? Q&A with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein |last=Jones |first=by Nicola |work=fqxi.org |date=20 April 2018 |access-date=17 May 2020 |url= https://fqxi.org/community/articles/display/227}}</ref> 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 [https://aas.org/comms/sgma Committee for Sexual Orientation and Gender Minorities in Astronomy].
{{quote|I'm [[agender]] so I don't have an [[Gender identity|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 [[Cissexual|cis-sex]] woman, so I'm not quite trans in the way that people normally envision what is a trans person.<ref name="McNeill">{{Cite web |title=Bonus: Talking Feminist Astrophysics with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein — Lady Science |author=McNeill, Leila |work=Lady Science |date=9 May 2019 |access-date=17 May 2020 |url= https://www.ladyscience.com/podcast/talking-feminist-astrophysics-chanda-prescod-weinstein}}</ref>}}
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