Who Are We?: On the Diversity and Demographics of the Mathematics Community

Ron Buckmire



Mathematics is a human endeavor. In other words, mathematics is done, taught, discovered and learned by people. All people have various identifying characteristics and experiences that affect how they interact with other people and how people interact with them. The identities of the people who are perceived as belonging to the mathematics community is important. Data will be presented about the diversity and demographics of the mathematics community in the United States, followed by a discussion of the significance and implications of the under-representation of certain groups.