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Angela Saini

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Angela Saini is an award-winning British journalist and author based in New York. She presents radio and television programmes, and her writing has appeared in National Geographic, New Scientist, and Wired. She was a spring 2022 Logan Nonfiction Program Fellow and a 2022 fellow of the Humboldt Residency Programme in Berlin. The Undark magazine series on race science she helped edit was a finalist for a National Magazine Award in 2023.

Her latest book The Patriarchs: How Men Came to Rule was published in spring 2023, and is a finalist for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing. Her last two books Superior: The Return of Race Science and Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong have been translated into fourteen languages and are on university reading lists across the world. Angela’s two-part television series for the BBC about the history and science of eugenics aired in 2019.

As the founder and chair of the ‘Challenging Pseudoscience’ group at the Royal Institution, Angela researches and campaigns around issues of misinformation and disinformation. Listen to her 2019 BBC Radio 4 documentary, The Misinformation Virus, here. She sits on a number of boards, including the Royal Society’s Science Policy Expert Advisory Committee.

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