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Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Settler Colonialism in Mathematics

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wifi event
Feb 9, 2022   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Belin Tsinnajinnie
Nachiketa Adhikari

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.

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