Diversity

We believe in the power of participation, diversity and inclusivity to inspire and connect mathematicians across cultural, international, and disciplinary boundaries.

Currently, the AMS is working with a consultant to guide and extend our work to promote a mathematics community that is diverse, respectful, accessible, and inclusive. Maintaining a community that celebrates members with various backgrounds and beliefs is critically important to the AMS. We believe that with increased attention to diversity, inclusion, and education, the AMS will be a leader in serving all parts of the mathematics community.

Catherine A. Roberts,
AMS Executive Director and interim
Director for Diversity and Inclusion

 

Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

(as adopted by the April 2019 Council)

The American Mathematical Society is committed to promoting and facilitating equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the mathematical sciences. For its own long-term prosperity as well as that of the public at large, our discipline must connect with and appropriately incorporate all sectors of society. We reaffirm the pledge in the AMS Mission Statement to "advance the status of the profession of mathematics, encouraging and facilitating full participation of all individuals," and urge all members to conduct their professional activities with this goal in mind.

 

"Persistence in the face of difficulty leads to the rewards of learning and growth."

Free eBook The AMS jointly with the MAA is pleased to offer their book Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey as a free PDF download. Edited by Allison K. Henrich, Emille D. Lawrence, Matthew A. Pons, and David G. Taylor, Living Proof tells the stories of barriers underrepresented groups face in the mathematics pipeline and how perseverance and persistence garnered success. To students: Stories in this book will inspire you to continue to persist on the road to becoming a successful mathematician. To teachers: This book will help you relieve some pressures on your students when they experience struggle on their way to becoming mathematicians. Download your free version.

 

Upcoming Conferences and Opportunities

InclusivityResources 

Thanks to Pamela E. Harris, we present you with these resources to learn about microaggressions, how to be a better ally and mentor, and how to design and implement effective mentoring programs.

Inclusivity

No matter one’s economic situation, geographic location, culture, age, or language, we believe that everyone should have the chance to participate in mathematical research, teaching, and outreach.

Contributions

The AMS provides support to a variety of organizations advancing the work of diversity and inclusion in our mathematics community.

Book Programs

Annually, the AMS provides a copy of one of the books we publish to the mathematics departments at dozens of Historically Black Colleges & Universities and at Hispanic Serving Institutions.

AMS Blogs

Our AMS blogs are written by mathematicians whose goal is to discuss issues and create a conversation within the community to be more inclusive.

inclusion/exclusion is a blog about underrepresented groups in mathematics. The main goal of this blog is to discuss issues pertaining to marginalized and underrepresented groups in mathematics.

Math Mamas is about how the identities of being a mathematician and a mother intersect (and sometimes collide) each and every day.

Recognizing and Inspiring

The AMS creates posters that celebrate the achievements of a diverse group of mathematicians. These posters are free and available upon request. email the AMS Public Awareness Office.

women doing math
Mathematically Gifted and Black
Latinas
hidden figures
 

Contact the AMS with diversity questions or feedback

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