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Marcuse Lecture Series: Factors that Shape the Mathematics Identities of Young Women

Using a qualitative research approach, Anahu Guzman, Ph.D., Director of LIM College’s Math Center and Associate Chair of the Arts & Sciences Department, has been studying the factors that shape the mathematics identities of young women.

Research in this area has shown that students' mathematics identities correlate with their achievement, motivation, engagement, and attitudes toward mathematics. Therefore, says Dr. Guzman, it is vital to understand the factors that influence the construction of those identities, particularly those of students who have been historically marginalized.

Dr. Guzman will give a talk titled “Factors that Shape the Mathematics Identities of Young Women” as part of the Marcuse Lecture Series on Wednesday, November 16 from 1:10 to 2:10 at FashionOpolis in The Townhouse.

LIM College initiated the Maxwell F. Marcuse Lecture Series in 2010 as a way to nurture the campus intellectual community. Named for the College’s founder, these events are open to all LIM faculty and staff. For more info. email michael.londrigan@limcollege.edu.