Iris M. Carl Equity Address


Iris M. Carl Equity Address: Pedagogical Barriers and Possibilities for Advancing Intersectional Justice in Mathematics Education

Friday, September 27, 2024
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Intersectional justice is denied in mathematics education. In this address, I elevate voices from Latin* mathematics learners across ethnicities, genders, and sexualities to capture barriers and possibilities for intersectional justice. I propose a pedagogical vision for disrupting mathematics education as an anti-Black, cisheteropatriarchal space. 




Luis Leyva, Vanderbilt University – Peabody College of Education & Human Development, Nashville, Tennessee

About the Iris M. Carl Equity Address:

The Iris M. Carl Equity Address was established in 2008 in honor of Iris Carl, a past president of NCTM who championed mathematics literacy for all.

The Iris M. Carl Equity Address posthumously recognizes Carl's work in placing NCTM at the forefront of the public debate on the importance of curricular standards. She was also a well-respected public voice in support of mathematics education through testimony before Congress and in the news media. Carl served as NCTM president from 1990 to 1992. In 1997, she received the Mathematics Education Trust Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her lifelong commitment to mathematics education. Carl died in 2004.

The address features a selected speaker at the NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition. Each year a distinguished mathematics educator, noted for making significant contributions to research in education equality, will be invited to give the address.