Iris M. Carl Equity Address


Iris M. Carl Equity Address: “Making Black Girls Count in Mathematics Education: A Black Feminist Vision of Transformative Teaching”

Friday, September 30, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT

Much is lost when we do not politicize Black girls’ math education. Centering Black girls as knowledge producers through a critical analysis of their experiences is necessary. I aim to bridge-build and inspire all to listen, reflect, ask questions, and then act in solidarity with Black girls to realize their limitless possibilities in mathematics.  

Speaker: Nicole M. Joseph, PhD, Vanderbilt University, 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.