LTE Speaker Series: Dr. Rochelle Gutierrez
"Mathematics, Passions, and Right Relations: How Identity Factors Into Our Work"
Friday, Feb. 18, 12 to 2 p.m.
Virtual event, please click here to register
Dr. Gutierrez is a Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Gutierrez' scholarship focuses on issues of identity and power in mathematics education, paying particular attention to how race, class, and language affect teaching and learning. In this talk, Dr. Gutiérrez will expand on how her life growing up around powerful womxn and activists taught her to channel her passions into her academic and life work. She uses the case of mathematics as an example of how we are taught to simply accept the stories we are told and how a deep grounding in ourselves can help us challenge those stories and write new ones.