As science and math education increasingly yields ground to fringe progressive critiques of the disciplines, professors who stray from the new orthodoxy or simply object to the politicization of their fields are finding it harder to speak out.
This month’s Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston, the self-proclaimed “largest mathematics gathering in the world,” invited Vanderbilt University’s Luis Antonio Leyva to share his research on “re-imagining” the “white, cisheteropatriarchal space” of undergraduate math education by deploying “structural disruptions that advance justice” for nonwhite queer and transgender STEM majors.
The presentation by the math education professor, who has a joint appointment in gender studies , sounds like “an over-the-top caricature, another Sokal hoax,” computer science professor Aryeh Kontorovich of Israel’s Ben-Gurion University told The College Fix , referring to physicist Alan Sokal’s 27-year-old gibberish paper in Social Text on quantum gravity as a “social and linguistic construct.”)
Leyva didn’t respond to a query about […]
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