Talks at Joint Math Meetings

I gave two (yes, two) talks at the Joint Math Meetings this week, and they both have prezi’s. The first talk was about my work using game theory to model gendered division of labor in parenting young children. This prezi is below (or click here to view at, and the work will be appearing soon in the journal Rationality and Society.

The second talk was on shame and mathematics — what it is and what we can do about it. You can see that prezi below (or click here to view at If you have comments, questions, or just want to talk about this work, I’m very excited about it, so leave me a comment!


How Does Acceptance of Lesbians and Gay Men Spread in a Social Network?

Today I will be giving a talk at the Joint Meetings with the title above, so if you have found me through that talk, welcome! Here are some materials from the talk:

If you have any questions or are interested in talking more in-depth about the project, please send me an email ( or leave a comment.

At the Joint Math Meetings #JMM2012

Tomorrow morning, I’m headed into Boston for the Joint Mathematics Meetings. I haven’t been in a few years, and the meeting is right across the river from my home in Cambridge, so I’m excited. I’ll be giving a talk on Saturday at 10:40 in Hynes 203, How Does Acceptance of Lesbians and Gay Men Spread in a Social Network? I will be posting material relating to the talk later in the week.

I’m also hoping to connect with people around a new project of mine on shame and mathematics. I’ve been working on a manifesto of sorts, so please have a look if you are interested — I’d love to hear any response you might have!