Angela Saini

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(Saini, Angela) Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalist whose print and broadcast work has appeared on the BBC and in the Guardian, New Scientist, Wired, the Economist, and Science. A former Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, she won the Kavli Science Journalism gold award in 2015. Saini has a master’s in engineering from Oxford University, and is the author of Geek Nation: How Indian Science Is Taking Over the World. Her latest book is Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story (Beacon Press). For hundreds of years it was common sense: women were the inferior sex. Their bodies were weaker, their minds feebler, their role subservient, and for decades, scientists—most of them male, of course—claimed to find evidence to support this. Saini takes readers on a journey to uncover science’s failure to understand women, and finds that we’re still living with centuries of entrenched exclusion and prejudice. Inferior investigates the gender wars in biology, psychology, and anthropology, and delves into cutting-edge scientific studies to uncover a fascinating new portrait of women’s brains, bodies, and role in human evolution.