Author Archives: Brian Katz

Testimonios: Dr. Federico Ardila Mantilla

Testimonios is a publication by MAA/AMS edited by Pamela E. Harris, Alicia Prieto-Langarica, Vanessa Rivera Quiñones, Luis Sordo Vieira, Rosaura Uscanga, and Andrés R. Vindas Meléndez and illustrated by Ana Valle. It brings together first-person narratives from the vibrant, diverse, … Continue reading

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Testimonios: Dr. James A. M. Álvarez

Testimonios is a new publication by MAA/AMS edited by Pamela E. Harris, Alicia Prieto-Langarica, Vanessa Rivera Quiñones, Luis Sordo Vieira, Rosaura Uscanga, and Andrés R. Vindas Meléndez and illustrated by Ana Valle. It brings together first-person narratives from the vibrant, … Continue reading

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On disability and chronic illness in mathematics

Guest post by Allison Miller This piece comes from my desire to have more conversations about disability, chronic physical and mental illness, and neurodivergence in mathematical spaces. This is not one story but a multitude, shaped not just by diagnoses … Continue reading

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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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