Category Archives: graduate school

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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The mathjob market is bad. But what else is new? A 2020 retrospective

Let me start by saying that it’s no news to anyone that the pandemic has affected the academic job market. At the same time, it’s nice to have some data to back up that feeling of doom. Especially for someone … 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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Reflections on Autism, Ethnicity, and Equity

Guest Post by Michael Ortiz Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College I’m an associate professor of mathematics at Rio Grande College, a branch campus of Sul Ross State University consisting of three geographically separated units in the middle Rio … Continue reading

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If you build it, they will come: the Math Alliance and the Field of Dreams conference

A few weeks ago I attended the 2017 Field of Dreams conference. This is the annual gathering of Scholars and Mentors of the Math Alliance. I wasn’t really aware of this group until about a year ago, when I heard … Continue reading

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