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Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Settler Colonialism in Mathematics

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
AWM
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Feb 9, 2022   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Speaker
Belin Tsinnajinnie
Contact
Nachiketa Adhikari
E-Mail
na17@illinois.edu
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Abstract: In this talk, I discuss diversity and inclusion initiatives through lens that is informed by frameworks that identify mathematics education as settler colonialism and my own experiences of inclusion/exclusion. I call for a shift in the ways we can frame conversations of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in mathematics by asking: How do diversity and inclusion efforts in mathematics and mathematics education directly empower marginalized communities?

About Belin Tsinnajinnie:

Belin Tsinnajinnie (he/him) is Diné and Filipinx from Na’ Neelzhiin, New Mexico. Belin received his PhD in Mathematics at the University of Arizona with a doctoral thesis focused on notions of mathematical identity in the context of Indigenous and Latinx students.  Belin served as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics for 8 years at the Institute of American Indian Arts followed by 4 years as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Santa Fe Community College. Belin is now a Research Associate II at WestEd. Belin is interested in identifying and articulating issues pertaining social justice and equity in mathematics education through Indigenous perspectives.

Contact na17 AT illinois DOT edu for Zoom details

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