The Joan and Joseph Birman Fellowship for Women Scholars

Professor Joan S. Birman talks with The Line about her background and the motivation for creating this unique fellowship at the AMS.

You earned your PhD at 41 and have had a highly-respected career. Are there hidden benefits to pursuing a doctoral degree later in life?
While the timing I elected suited me, I would not recommend it in general. There were many special factors in my case, including my own strong motivation and a husband who was totally supportive of my efforts. This is a very individual matter, and there is no single `right’ way. Read more here

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