Nicole M. Joseph
Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learning
Nicole M. Joseph is an assistant professor of mathematics and science education in the department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University. She is also the founder of the Tennessee March for Black Women in STEM, an event held every fall which seeks to bring together the Tennessee community to raise awareness of the gendered racism, Black women and girls experience in STEM. Her research explores two lines of inquiry, (a) Black women and girls, their identity development, and their experiences in mathematics (b) Whiteness, White Supremacy and how it operates and shapes underrepresentation of Black women and girls in mathematics. Dr. Joseph’s work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Academy of Education/Spencer. In addition to having research featured in top-tiered journals, such as the Review of Research in Education, the Journal of Negro Education, and the Journal of Education Policy, Dr. Joseph’s scholarly contributions also includes a co-edited book Interrogating Whiteness and Relinquishing Power: White Faculty’s Commitment to Racial Consciousness in the Classroom (Peter Lang Publishing), a forthcoming book, Mathematizing Feminism: Black Girls’ and Women’s Experiences in the P-20 Mathematics Pipelines (Harvard Education Press), and a new book with Information Age Publishing entitled Understanding the Intersections of Race, Gender, and Gifted Education: An Anthology By and About Talented Black Girls and Women in STEM.
On Twitter at @profnicolej
Tennessee March for Black Women and Girls in STEM
Joseph's Mathematics Education Lab
Directed by Dr. Nicole M. Joseph, JMEL has a special focus on Black girls and women (BGW), their identity development, and experiences in mathematics. We also study the role of whiteness within the construction of the mathematics discipline and how such social constructions shape BGW’s access, participation, underrepresentation, retention, and identity in mathematics across the pipeline (PreK-20) and beyond.