Advance Copy: Backstories on Books from NASW Members

Advance Copy: Backstories on Books from NASW Members

October 25, 2023 by Lisa M.P. Munoz

I shared a bit about the writing of my book for the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) Advance Copy :

I started writing the book after working as the publicist for the Emmy-nominated documentary Picture a Scientist and deeply connecting to the topic of gender inequities in science. It made me reflect on my early experiences in the engineering program at Cornell, where I was almost weeded out.

My hope is that the book can help prevent more women from being pushed out of the sciences and serve as a resource and conversation starter for individuals and institutions.

While I was working on Picture a Scientist, Columbia University Press (CUP) editor Miranda Martin approached me about writing a book. As a longtime science writer, I jumped at the chance. Drawing on my past experiences at Cornell, as well as my work as PIO for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, I wanted to bring a social science perspective to the thorny problem of discrimination in the sciences: How can science help make science equitable for everyone?

Read the full story on the NASW site.