Latin American and Caribbean Workshop on Mathematics and Gender (22w5053)

Organizers

(Universidad de Valparaíso)

Carolina Araujo (IMPA)

(UNAM)

(California State University)

Description

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) will host the "Latin American and Caribbean Workshop on Mathematics and Gender" workshop in Oaxaca, from May 15 - May 20, 2022.


We are convinced that the organization of mathematics and gender workshops in our community is absolutely necessary. Fostering discussions on these issues is essential to understand what is the role of female researchers in the mathematical community and to promote their inclusion and visibility.

Regarding the inclusion criteria proposed by BIRS, and unlike many workshops exclusively designed for women in specific areas of ​​mathematics, every research group has been encouraged to include young male researchers or students who are sensitive to gender issues. Involving the entire community in this analysis is vital to the success of this initiative. The majority of listed participants are part of the clearly underrepresented group of women actively conducting research in Latin American countries. In addition, we have invited a small group of researchers from Europe and the USA who have kept strong ties to the Latin American community and whose work with underrepresented groups in their respective countries is noticeable.

In order to strengthen and expand current networks, we have asked the group organizers to look for outstanding researchers in their field with whom they have never or seldomly collaborated and who have not previously worked with each other. We expect that the groups will take advantage of this week to start joint work that will remotely continue in the future. Moreover, we have also requested the consideration of female mathematicians who are not yet strongly involved in gender and mathematics issues.


The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, are collaborative Canada-US-Mexico ventures that provide an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station in Banff is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT). The research station in Oaxaca is funded by CONACYT