First talk at the Diversifying the curriculum conference in Oxford.
The following was taken down live, and as such there may be mistakes and misquotes. It is mostly a way for me to keep notes and to share useful resources and thoughts with others. As such, nothing should be used to quote the speaker from this article
When reading through the Open University’s textbook “Pure Mathematics M208”, in the historical margin notes, the only female mathematician was Emmy Noether. The vast majority of characters were white European men.
The question is how do we create a resource which can tackle issues of diversity in mathematics? This is a recent project begun by June Barrow Green.
It is important to avoid tokenism when thinking about diversity.
Athena Swan – ECU Gender charter – a very useful resource for statistics about women in STEM
What do we mean by diversity: Ethnicity, gender, culture/ Images of mathematicians, who are the students?…