1980 (age 37–38)|
|Education||Masters in Engineering Science|
|Alma mater||University of Oxford|
Angela Saini (born 1980) is a British science journalist, broadcaster and the author of two books - Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking Over the World and Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story. Her third book, What Are You? The Mad Science of Race – and Its Fatal Return is scheduled for publication in 2019. Her work has appeared in Science, Wired, The Guardian, The New Humanist and New Scientist. She is also a presenter on BBC radio.
In 2008 Saini quit the BBC to become a freelance writer.
In 2012 she won the Association of British Science Writers Award for best news item, 2012. She was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology between 2012 and 2013. In 2015 she won the American Association for the Advancement of Science Gold Award.
Her second book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story, was published in 2017.
In August 2017 an internal memo written by a Google employee about the company's diversity policies, "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber", received public attention. Saini criticised the memo, calling it "[not] just intellectual laziness; [but] prejudice masquerading as fact".
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- (Harper Collins, 2017)
- "What Are You?". The Science Factory. Retrieved 2017-12-31.
- Oliver, Laura. "'Why I quit the BBC': Angela Saini, freelance science journalist". 10/10/2008. Journalism.co.uk. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
- Saini, Angela. "A Degree of Deception". Jan. 7, 2008. The Guardian. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
- "Reporter wins European journalism award". AIM Magazine. 22 May 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-05-28. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
- ABSW. "Awards of the 21st Century". Association of British Science Writers. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
- "Announcing 2012–2013 Knight Fellows". Knight Science Journalism at MIT. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
- "2015 Winners Named in Expanded AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards Competition". AAAS - The World's Largest General Scientific Society. 2015-11-03. Retrieved 2017-12-31.
- Gawrylewski, Andrea. "Recommended". Scientific American. 316 (6): 74–74. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0617-74.
- "Inferior by Angela Saini wins Physics World's 2017 Book of the Year - physicsworld.com". physicsworld.com. Retrieved 2017-12-31.
- "Best of 2017: long reads". Retrieved 2017-12-31.
- "Subscribe to read". Financial Times. Retrieved 2017-12-31.
- Saini, Angela (2017-08-07). "Silicon Valley's weapon of choice against women: shoddy science | Angela Saini". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-12-31.
- "Opinion | How modern science failed women". NBC News. Retrieved 2017-12-31.