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Personal Profile of Dr. Rochelle Gutierrez

Rochelle Gutiérrez (rg1@illinois.edu) is Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. Her research interrogates the unearned privilege that mathematics holds in society and the roles that race, class, language, and gender play in teaching and learning mathematics so as to open up a new possible relationship between living beings, mathematics, and the planet. Her current research projects include: theorizing the roles of mathematics in relation to power, identity, the body, and authority in society; supporting mathematics teachers who engage their students in rigorous and creative mathematics and who are committed to social justice; and documenting moments of "Nepantla" and “creative insubordination” in the everyday practices of mathematics teachers. She has served as a member of the writing team for the Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics produced by the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. On a Fulbright fellowship, she studied secondary mathematics teachers in Zacatecas, México, where she was able to document the different cultural practices and algorithms used in Mexican classrooms. She has earned the Excellence in Research Award from the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators for the work she has conducted and the theories on equity she has offered to the field. Pace University recognized her as a Distinguished Educator in the Pedagogy of Success in Urban Schools. And, TODOS Mathematics for All recently awarded her the Iris M. Carl Equity and Leadership Award. Her work has been published in such journals as American Educational Research Journal, Mathematical Thinking and Learning, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Harvard Educational Review, Democracy and Education, Urban Review, and The Mathematics Teacher. Before and throughout graduate school, she taught middle and high school mathematics to adolescents in East San José, California. In her free time, she is a board game geek, sews old clothing into new objects, teaches power yoga, and agitates for change with respect to local politics.
  1. Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2018: Access to mathematics by opening doors for students currently excluded from mathematics

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    Feb 22, 2018
    01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
      Plenary Presentations with Moderated Discussion
    Rochelle Gutierrez (University of Illinois), Danny Martin (University of Illinois at Chicago)
  2. Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2017: Observing for Access, Power, and Participation in Mathematics Classrooms as a Strategy to Improve Mathematics Teaching and Learning

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    Mar 15, 2017
    04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
      Plenary Presentation: Equity: How the E-word helps and hurts our cause in mathematics education
    Rochelle Gutierrez (University of Illinois)