Category Archives: Social Justice

In order to prevent an exodus of international PhD students, we must stand together

This post first appeared at the AMS Capital Currents blog. Editor’s Note: Andy Hardt and Mahrud Sayrafi–the authors of this post–are PhD students at the University of Minnesota. Andy is in his fifth year of graduate school, and working on … Continue reading

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Ideas and Strategies for TAing Inclusively and Equitably Online

This blog post is based on a talk that I gave at the Inequity in STEM seminar at UT Austin.  The key ideas come from this Center for Organizational Responsibility and Advancement webinar, led by Dr. Frank Harris III and … Continue reading

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The history is the history

Pre-script: This is absolutely not the moment for centering white perspectives in public discourse. That being said, everything I understand about the fight for equality and justice leads me to the conclusion that the responsibility to dismantle whiteness falls uniquely … Continue reading

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Let’s Take Responsibility For Our Math

In an open letter to the AMS Notices, a collaboration of prominent mathematicians and other stakeholders insist that mathematicians and universities suspend any relationship with law enforcement (see here). Their reasoning, as the letter makes clear, is that the tools … Continue reading

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A tribute to Katherine

I have never watched Hidden Figures. Was that a bad way to start off an article concerning the late Katherine Johnson, the NASA legend whose persistence, precision, and proclivity for mathematics sent America to space in the 1960s? Maybe it was. … Continue reading

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