Uncharted is out for pre-order!
Thank you for your support.
We are so excited to share that Uncharted is available for pre-order and will be released on August 8th! As most of you know, we have been working on this project for several years, so it’s hard to believe that we are this close to holding a physical book full of incredible stories. We are deeply grateful to everyone reading this for your support, good wishes, advice, and thoughtful questions.
We also want to thank three early reviewers who beautifully captured the essence of our book:
Uncharted is a crucial and timely collection exploring the lived experiences of scientists with a broad array of disabilities and chronic conditions. Bayer and Serrato Marks, alongside many brilliant contributors, share courageous and moving stories that will challenge and shift the way readers think about disability. The book offers companionship for scientists working under what can be isolating conditions as well as recommendations for improving access in STEM fields. Uncharted is a must-read call to action for scientists and their institutions to ensure a more inclusive and just future for all. — Faith Kearns, author of Getting to the Heart of Science Communication: A Guide to Effective Engagement
Uncharted is full of compelling narratives that illustrate the ingenuity and resilience of disabled scientists as well as the challenges they face, demonstrating the multifacetedness of their lived experiences. — Lisette E. Torres, Senior Researcher, TERC
A hopeful, heart-wrenching kaleidoscope of stories. These personal essays vividly share experiences that have been ignored or silenced for too long. The contributors have given us a gift and an opportunity to think broadly and act boldly to support everyone, in all of our unique and changing needs. This expansive collection of first-person stories is a must-read for anyone who cares about scientific research and all the humans who do it. — Liz Neeley, Founder and CEO, Liminal
If you’re in the US, Canada, or the UK, you can pre-order physical books and e-books directly from Columbia University Press – get 20% off with the code CUP20. We’re working on finding the best way to order physical books from other countries!
Other ways to support this project:
Add Uncharted to your Want to Read shelf on Goodreads
Pre-order from Amazon or other retailers
Attend virtual or in-person events – more info to come!
We can’t wait for you to experience these stories.
— Gabi and Skylar
What we’re reading
Discrimination lawsuit against HHMI spotlights barriers faced by scientists with disabilities, STAT News, text article
Jordyn Zimmerman is redefining communication as a nonspeaking advocate for disability rights, The 19th, text article
Bonus: The Mind Hears is hosting an open house for deaf and hard-of-hearing academics on April 28th; CART transcription and ASL interpreters will be available.