Author Archives: Luis A. Leyva

About Luis A. Leyva

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, Vanderbilt University (Website:

Toward humanizing undergraduate mathematics education: A re-imagining through historical perspectives in mathematics

This blog post was inspired from my reading of Sara Hottinger’s book, Inventing the Mathematician: Gender, Race, and Our Cultural Understanding of Mathematics (2016). Hottinger’s book advanced my thinking about how cultural contexts of mathematics perpetuate gendered, racialized, and other … Continue reading

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Feminist Theory and Research Methodologies for More Socially Affirming Undergraduate Mathematics Education

Gender research in education explores, among other things, the possible reasons for women’s lower rates of achievement and retention than those of men across STEM fields including mathematics. However, much of this scholarship, particularly in mathematics education, limits its analyses … Continue reading

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Equity in Review: Reflections on Equity Research Perspectives at the 2017 RUME Conference

SIGMAA on RUME The Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (SIGMAA on RUME) was established for the advancement of quality research in undergraduate mathematics education (RUME) and its implications for teaching … Continue reading

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