News from the MIT Press

MIT Press launches new Fund for Diverse Voices

The MIT Press has a long and rich history of publishing books by and about underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), including significant recent works such as Ben Barres’s The Autobiography of a Transgendered Scientist, Hélène Courtois’s Finding Our Place in the Universe, and Marie Hicks’s Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing.

Thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor, the Press is pleased to announce the formation of a new fund which will allow further growth of our publication list by women and other underrepresented groups in STEM fields. The Fund for Diverse Voices will enable the Press to offer competitive advances to talented authors, cover the cost of high-quality production features that may not be financially feasible otherwise, hire developmental editors, and ensure that these works reach the widest readership possible.

The forthcoming books, Women in Mathematics (revised and updated) by Lynn Osen and Carbon Queen: The Remarkable Life of Nanoscience Pioneer Mildred Dresselhaus by Maia Weinstock, will be among the first titles published with the support of the fund.

To learn more about the MIT Press Fund for Diverse Voices, visit