By contrast, I’m a first-year assistant professor in theoretical physics and women’s studies, the first Black American woman to hold a faculty position in theoretical cosmology
I did not know this. It’s a disgrace this barrier has been in place this long, but congratulations to you for smashing through it, nonetheless. It’s a win for all of us that you did, really. I think of how many talented would-be cosmologists didn’t get to participate, and where we might be if they had. Perhaps I would be posting this from another star system.