If you do scicomm, remember that you can use it to challenge racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and classism (and more!) in science. It means you might have to learn how to do that, so here are 5 books that I find useful. Please add your suggestions too.
1. 'How to Argue with a Racist' by Adam Rutherford. This book dismantles the persistent relationship between racism and science. What I love is that it's framed as a toolkit, so we can use it to challenge the use of science to support racism.
2. 'Inferior' by Angela Saini. Inferior explores the ways in which science and its applications have mistreated and overlooked women. It challenges us to really rethink what we think we know about so many scientific fields.
3. 'Superior', also by Angela Saini. This book looks at how racism has shaped science, how science has enabled racism, and how the cycle continues. I love that museums are used as a framework for many of the stories and ideas explored in the book.
4. 'Unapologetic', by Charlene A. Carruthers. Unapologetic explores the history and future of activism through a Black queer feminist lens. This is such a fantastic and generous book about movements and grassroots organising.
5. 'Queer: A Graphic History', written by Meg-John Barker and illustrated by Jules Scheele. This is a beautiful journey through the history of LGBTQ+ action and queer theory. It's a book that I return to a lot.
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