This week, Dr. Piper Harron, mathematics professor based at the University of Hawaii, and a vocal feminist and supporter of under-represented groups in the academic mathematics community, published a provocative blogpost on the website of the AMS (American Mathematical Society), in… Read More ›
This page links to the Idle Ethnographer’s other research blog. It is about the sociology of mathematics. More precisely, it is about mathematical labour, the learning and teaching of mathematics, the jobs, careers and lives of mathematicians and computer scientists, sociology of science and sociology of work and employment. And the occasional fascinating fact about mathematics and computers. Oh, and of course, obscure mathematical jokes. Odd mixture? Read below to find out more.
A study waiting to be done. Somebody? Here is the trigger: So: how is academia.edu reproducing and reinforcing inequality? By spatially positioning the male academic above; By choosing an older male academic and a younger female; By listing the male as… Read More ›
Check these out by Tyler Vigen. Both hilarious and an excellent way of teaching a crucial idea:
[reblogged from Matters Mathematical] According to a great recent blogpost by Berkeley academic Lior Pachter, there is something very fishy about university rankings. In last week’s global university ranking published by the US News and World Report (USNWR), the top 10 universities listed… Read More ›
Reblogged from the Idle Ethnographer’s mathematical blog, mattersmathematical.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/sensible-solutions
Ephemera is a pretty good journal. And here is a really cool article about the categories that make up our understanding of labour, employment and work. Categories structure the way we understand the world – they don’t just “reflect” it truthfully…. Read More ›