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Category Archives: women in math
Workshop on Increasing Minority Participation in Mathematics: Reflections on A Park City Mathematics Institute program
[Applications for PCMI “Shape of the River: Workshop on Equity in Mathematics Education” are open until March 7, 2018.] Guest Post by Martha Shott Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Sonoma State University Question: What are you hoping to get … Continue reading
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Raise your hand if you were just rejected by the NSF! Fun times, right? I don’t know about you, but I like to celebrate such occasions with a full reevaluation of all of my life choices. So of course, I … Continue reading
inclusion/exclusion roundup of JMM events
A little thing called the Joint Mathematics Meetings is happening in San Diego next week. How little? I got some data from the Public Awareness Office of the AMS , and they are estimating about 6000 attendees, and over 3000 presentations! … Continue reading
Complicit Function Theorem
This week, I was separated by small degrees from two separate acts of terrorism motivated by hate. (1) Students and faculty/staff on my campus had set up a local version of The Clothesline Project, in which survivors of sexual violence … Continue reading
Still, we sing
This, 2017, has been a rough year for many of us in the USA who care about equity, diversity, inclusion, and basic human rights. We have seen attempts (some successful, but thankfully not all) to encroach on the rights of … Continue reading
Posted in equity, mental health, public scholarship, racism, social justice, social media, women in math
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At ICERM, Girls Get Math!
(Guest post by Katharine Ott.) The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) is an NSFfunded math research institute at Brown University. ICERM is known in the math community for hosting research mathematicians from across the world through … Continue reading
Remembering Maryam Mirzakhani
Nine days ago, we lost a bright star of mathematics: Maryam Mirzakhani. Ever since, it seems like the whole world has been in mourning. Many beautiful obituaries have been written in major publications, like Scientific American, the New York Times, and … Continue reading
Posted in Maryam Mirzakhani, tribute, women in math
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Get Out The Way
Update June 7, 2017: For a followup to this post, check out Piper Harron’s personal blog, The Liberated Mathematician.
Posted in hiring, racism, sexism, women in math
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Profiles in Invisibility
When people ask me “who is your favorite superhero?”, I usually say Invisible Boy (played by the awesome Kel Mitchell) from the 90’s movie Mystery Men. Invisible Boy’s superpower is, you guessed it, invisibility, but there’s a catch: he can … Continue reading
Posted in implicit bias, racism, sexism, women in math
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Hands Off My Confidence
I will be honest with you. I am so over people referring to women or black people or black women as if we are mysterious creatures, suffering from mysterious ailments, the causes of which can never possibly be understood. This … Continue reading
Posted in racism, sexism, victimblaming, women in math
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