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Stories of Latinx and Hispanic Mathematicians

Edited by Pamela E. Harris, Alicia Prieto-Langarica, Vanessa Rivera Quiñones, Luis Sordo Vieira, Rosaura Uscanga, Andrés R. Vindas Meléndez
Illustrated by Ana Valle

Testimonios brings together first-person narratives from the vibrant, diverse, and complex Latinx and Hispanic mathematical community.

Starting with childhood and family, the authors recount their own individual stories, highlighting their upbringing, education, and career paths. Their particular stories, told in their own voices, from their own perspectives, give visibility to some of the experiences of Latinx/Hispanic mathematicians.

Testimonios seeks to inspire the next generation of Latinx and Hispanic Mathematicians by featuring the stories of people like them, holding a mirror up to our own community. It also aims to provide a window for mathematicians (and aspiring mathematicians) from all ethnicities, with the hope of inspiring a better understanding of the diversity of the mathematical community.

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  • Lathisms: Latinxs and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences
  • Dr. James A. Mendoza Álvarez
  • Dr. Federico Ardila Mantilla
  • Dr. Selenne Bañuelos
  • Dr. Erika Tatiana Camacho
  • Dr. Anastasia Chavez
  • Dr. Minerva Cordero
  • Dr. Ricardo Cortez
  • Dr. Jesús A. De Loera Herrera
  • Dr. Jessica M. Deshler
  • Dr. Carrie Diaz Eaton
  • Dr. Alexander Díaz-López
  • Dr. Stephan Ramon Garcia
  • Dr. Ralph R. Gomez
  • Dr. Victor H. Moll
  • Dr. Ryan R. Moruzzi, Jr.
  • Dr. Cynthia Oropesa Anhalt
  • Dr. Omayra Ortega
  • Dr. José A. Perea
  • Dr. Angel Ramón Pineda Fortín
  • Dr. Hortensia Soto
  • Dr. Roberto Soto
  • Dr. Richard A. Tapia
  • Dr. Tatiana Toro
  • Dr. Anthony Várilly-Alvarado
  • Dr. Mariel Vázquez Melken
  • Dr. William Yslas Vélez
  • Dr. María Cristina Villalobos
  • About the Editors