Speaker Series Committee

Mission Statement

The Speaker Series Committee invites female mathematicians to give talks accessible to graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students. One aim of the series is to increase the visibility of female researchers in the mathematical sciences. Another aim is to provide a forum for the discussion of mathematics and its practice from a feminist perspective. A third aim is to spark interest in mathematics, particularly among females. The diversity of the speakers, in biography, pedagogy, and research, will enrich the mathematical community.

2018-2019 Committee Chair

Kelly Pohland
Graduate Employee

2017-2018 Commitee Chair: Sarah Frei
2016-2017 Committee Chair: Clover May
2015-2016 Committee Chair: Sarah Frei
2014-2015 Committee Chair: Max Kutler
2013-2014 Committee Chair: Safia Chettih

Distinguished Speaker Series

The Speaker Series is able to provide support for one speaker per term to give two talks. Collectively, the talks will cover, as much as possible, material which is accessible to graduate students, material accessible to advanced undergraduates, and issues of importance to females in the mathematical sciences.

Upcoming Speakers

Spring 2019 Distinguished Speaker

Rebecca Goldin
General Audience Talk Thursday, May 9, at 2 p.m. in Lawrence 115
Title: Should You Believe It? Critical Minds in the Information Age
General Audience Talk Abstract
Graduate and Faculty Talk Friday, May 10, at 4 p.m. in Deady 208
Title: Schubert calculus, Schubert structure operators, and positivity
Graduate and Faculty Talk Abstract

Previous Speakers

The committee has had the pleasure of hosting the following distinguished speakers:

Rachel Pries, Fall 2013 (Poster)
Talithia Williams, Winter 2014 (Abstracts)
Julie Bergner, Spring 2014 (Abstracts)
Christine Escher, Fall 2014 (Abstract 1 and Abstract 2)
Ursula Whitcher, Winter 2015 (Poster)
Lan-Hsuan Huang, Spring 2015 (Poster)
Angélica M. Osorno, Fall 2015 (Undergraduate Talk Abstract and Graduate and Faculty Talk Abstract )
Cristina Ballantine, Winter 2016 (Abstracts for both talks)
Monica Vazirani, Fall 2016 (Abstract)
Sara Billey, Spring 2017 (Undergraduate Talk Abstract and Graduate and Faculty Talk Abstract )
Bianca Viray, Fall 2017 (Abstract)
Carla Cederbaum, Winter 2018 (Undergraduate Talk Poster and Graduate and Faculty Talk Abstract)
Winnie Li, Spring 2018 (Undergraduate Talk Poster and Graduate and Faculty Talk Abstract)
Melody Chan,Fall 2018 (Undergraduate Talk Abstract and Graduate and Faculty Talk Abstract)