My book “Equity, Exclusion & Everyday Science Learning: The Experiences of Minoritised Groups” was published by Routledge in 2019. The (cheaper!) paperback came out in 2020 & can found here.

All my book related resources are online here (except the stickers!), which means a magazine article, a FREE chapter & a FREE zine you can download, and podcast you can listen to.

For stickers & a printed zine you’ll have to come to a talk.

You can get your local institutional library to buy the book from my publishers, Routledge. If you don’t have a university or organisational library that can get a copy for you, please email me for more info about how you can get your hands on a copy (in other words, I’ve got some copies aside on purpose for you!). You can email me at emily(dot)dawson(at)

Here is the blurb from the front of the book.

Equity, Exclusion & Everyday Science Learning explores how some people are excluded from science education & communication. Taking the role of science in society as a starting point, it critically examines the concept of equity in science learning & communication, and develops a framework to support inclusive change.

This book presents a theoretically informed, empirically detailed analysis of how people from minoritised groups in the UK experience science and everyday science learning resources in their daily lives. The book draws on two years of ethnographic research carried out in London with five community groups who identified as Asian, Somali, Afro-Caribbean, Latin American and Sierra Leonean. Exploring their experiences of everyday science learning from a sociological perspective, with social justice as a guiding concern, this book opens with a theory of exclusion & closes with a theory of inclusion.

Equity, Exclusion & Everyday Science Learning is not only an essential text for postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers of Science Education, Science Communication and Museum Studies, but for any professional working in museums, science centres and institutional public engagement.”

Here’s the full reference:

Dawson, E. (2019). Equity, exclusion and everyday science learning: The experiences of minoritised groups. Routledge: London & New York.

Images: “Now” “Here”/”Nowhere” graffiti on a block of flats on the now demolished Heygate Estate in Elephant & Castle, London. Taken during fieldwork in 2010.