Author Archives: Brian Katz

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 ( 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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Hopes for a new Editor-in-Chief

In June, as part of #ShutDownSTEM, I challenged the AMS to replace me as Editor-in-Chief of this blog. In particular, I challenged them to replace me with a Black mathematician by reconsidering how this position is valued. It is clear … Continue reading

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Get ready for LGBTQ+Math Day

Guest post by Anthony Bonato Representation matters. Diversity is a fact, inclusion is a choice. As a gay man and as a mathematician, those words resonate with me. Speaking from my experience and those of colleagues and students, LGBTQ+ mathematicians … Continue reading

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Building equity-minded online programs

Guest post by Justin Lanier and Marissa Kawehi Loving This article was written for the Early Career Section of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. It will appear there in the January 2021 issue. We are sharing the article … Continue reading

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Todxs cuentan: building community and welcoming humanity from the first day of class

Guest post by Federico Ardila–Mantilla (Note: This paper was written for the upcoming book “Proceedings from a Workshop on Professional Norms in Mathematics” edited by Mathilde Gerbelli-Gauthier, Pamela Harris, Mike Hill, Dagan Karp, and Emily Riehl.) Abstract. Everyone can have … Continue reading

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