Author Archives: Brian Katz

One year organizing in the mathematics community

Guest post by the Just Mathematics Collective As we reach the one-year mark of the Black Lives Matter rebellion of Summer 2020, many of us are reflecting on the actions we promised to take last summer and on what we’ve … Continue reading

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The First Spectra Conference

Spectra is proud to announce that the first Spectra Conference will be hosted virtually by the Institute for Computation and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) on August 18th-20th, 2021. The goal of this conference is to create a meeting for LGBTQ+ … Continue reading

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Happy Pride

As Pride Month comes to an end, I few resources related to supporting queer mathematicians.   (1) A research paper by Cech and Waidzunas that asks: Do lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) professionals face parallel experiences of disadvantage … Continue reading

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Who will celebrate you?

Guest post by Noelle Sawyer You’ve reached the end of your mathematical career. There is a celebratory conference in your honor. Who is speaking? Who is invited? Your career is cut short, but it was stellar. A prize is named … Continue reading

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Women of Color: Who Tells Their Stories? (and why it matters)

Guest post by Courtney Gibbons The AWM EvenQuads deck is a lovely idea. Bringing more women in mathematics into the spotlight is a laudable effort. To be sure, the intention deserves recognition. However, it is also necessary to recognize that … Continue reading

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A Spectrum of Dehumanizing Other People from jokes to Manzanar and Atlanta

Guest post by Stan Yoshinobu Violence and harassment against Asian Americans is on the rise, stoked by angry, divisive words used by political leaders. In the past year during the pandemic, 3800 incidents were reported (Link). In January, Vicha Ratanapakdee, … Continue reading

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Amplifying Excellence

I wanted to amplify some recent and ongoing excellent work and news!   Mathematically Gifted & Black Mathematically Gifted & Black (https://mathematicallygiftedandblack.com/) continues to share exceptional profiles of mathematicians every day this month. MG&B is organized by Dr. Erica Graham, … Continue reading

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Round-Up of JMM 2021 Sessions on Issues of Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice

The 2021 Joint Meetings of the Mathematical Societies (JMM) will be held virtually January 6-9. Continuing our tradition, this post highlights events at this virtual meeting related to diversity, equity, and justice. In particular, I built the list below be … Continue reading

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Queering Mathematics

First: Trans people are people who deserve to have their identities respected and validated and to live without fear. On this Trans Day of Remembrance #TDoR2020, we mourn those who have died from transphobic violence. As a broader queer community, … Continue reading

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Building Gender and Sexuality Allyship in the Mathematics Community

Guest Authors: Student Authors: Alexander Asemota, Kevin Harris, Quiyana Murphy Organizer Authors: Alexander Diaz-Lopez, Pamela E. Harris, Vanessa Rivera Quiñones, Luis Sordo Vieira, Bianca Thompson, Shelby Wilson, Aris Winger, Michael Young This summer, we participated in Math SWAGGER, a virtual … Continue reading

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