Math letters/diversity research finalized, submitted

Our recent work, “Comparing demographics of signatories to public letters on diversity in the mathematical sciences,” has now been submitted for publication. You can find the the preprint here and you can download the data set here. Also, check out this great visualization of some results, created by Arjun Kakkar.

QSIDE/CourtWatch in the press

A few days ago, QSIDE released a preliminary analysis of selected data from Berkshire Country CourtWatch, for whom we serve as the data analysis partner. Check out some great coverage of this project on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio.

Get pro bono consulting on diversity statements

Are you a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow who is currently or will soon be on the academic job market in any field? Do you want assistance translating your ideas about equity/diversity/inclusion into a job application diversity statement? Or do you want feedback on a diversity statement that you have already written? Or are you…

Making the criminal justice system transparent: Preliminary analysis of Berkshire County CourtWatch data

Copyright 2019, all rights reserved. CITATION Nicholas Goldrosen, Chad M. Topaz. Making the criminal justice system transparent: Preliminary analysis of Berkshire Country CourtWatch data. Research brief #1, Institute for the Quantitative Study of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, available at http://qsideinstitute.org/2019/12/02/courtwatch-preliminary (2019). Criminal Justice in Berkshire County, Massachusetts When Andrea Harrington was elected Berkshire County District Attorney (DA)…

Updates II: The Need for QSIDE

QUICK RECAP See Updates I and the original post for the story thus far. QSIDE’s previous posts have sparked public attention, receiving thousands of reads. Of the responses to us that were negative, most were with reference to Thompson herself. We note that in our original post, we suggest six actions. Two of them relate…

Updates: Thompson/UC Davis/AMS Kerfuffle

Earlier this week The most widely-read mathematics publication in the world is Notices of the American Mathematical Society. The most recent issue of the Notices contains an essay by Prof. Abigail Thompson, who is both a Vice President of the American Mathematical Society and Chair of the Department of Mathematics at UC Davis. The essay…

Diversity statements in hiring, the American Mathematical Society, and UC Davis

QSIDE brings quantitative expertise together with expertise from the social sciences, humanities, and arts to discover the impact and scope of injustices and to build solutions to remedy them. When those injustices are themselves within the world of quantitative expertise, it hits painfully close to home. What happened The most widely-read mathematics publication in the…

QSIDE’s art study strikes again

Recently, in ArtNews: Museums will soon have a new resource to help them identify—and correct—gender disparity among artists in their collections. In 2020, the Spanish advocacy nonprofit Mujeres en las Artes Visuales (MAV) will release a digital-analysis service providing details on the gender breakdown of a museum’s holdings, and offer tailored recommendations for methods of improvement. The…