# KENAN İNCE

I conduct teaching, research, and service using Federico Ardila's axioms:

Axiom 1. Mathematical talent is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.

Axiom 2. Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.

Axiom 3. Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.

Axiom 4. Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

### Current location: Eastern Shoshone, Ute, and Goshute lands (so-called Salt Lake City, Utah)

Donate to local Indigenous-led orgs: PANDOS | SLC Air Protectors | Diné Bikeyah

Donate to local Indigenous-led orgs: PANDOS | SLC Air Protectors | Diné Bikeyah

Why insist on education and mathematics education, and on doing mathematics itself, if we do not perceive how our practice can help to achieve a new organization of society, a planetary civilization anchored in respect, solidarity, and cooperation?

—Ubiratàn D’Ambrosio, 2006

## Research Interests

Here is a listing of some of my recent talks, abstracts, and projects.

Knot theory

3- and 4-manifold topology

Statistics & data science

Mathematics of mechanical games

Equity, inclusion, & social justice in teaching & learning

## Recent Publications:

Anti-Trans Bills in the U.S., 2018-23 (in response to AWM call for submissions; draft in progress; RPubs document, GitHub with data, April 2023)

When does the Table Theorem imply a solution to the square peg problem? (joint w/ Stefan Friedl; arXiv link)

Unknotting via null-homologous twists and multi-twists (joint w/ Samantha Allen, Seungwon Kim, Benjamin Matthias Ruppik, and Hannah Turner; arXiv link; supported by 2022 MSRI SRiM, AIM 4-D Topology Research Community, & 2022 Gore Individual Summer Grant)

Quantitative Reasoning for Social Justice: An Active Learning Workbook (joint w/ Bianca Thomposon; work-in-progress; supported by a RIOS Institute Working Group grant)

Teaching postsecondary math for social justice: resource folder of publicly available materials (2021 TMWYF talk, resource folder, recommend resources)

From Puzzles to Proof-writing: Exploring Rich Mathematical Ideas through Mechanical Puzzles (joint w/ Tara Davis, Lauren Grimley, Gizem Karaali, Boyan Kostadinov, and Roberto Soto; in Teaching Mathematics through Games, MAA Press, 2021; supported by AIM REUF & follow-up grant)

Comparing demographics of signatories to public letters on diversity in the mathematical sciences (joint w/ Chad M. Topaz, James Cart, Carrie Diaz Eaton, Anelise Hanson Shrout, Jude A. Higdon, Brian Katz, Drew Lewis, Jessica Libertini, Christian Michael Smith)

Analysis of Racial and Gender Bias in SLCPD Use of Force and Street Checks (draft RPublication; AMS Southeastern Sectional presentation slides; work in progress joint w/ Aria Cederlof, Kip Otuafi, and Addison Scanlon; supported by 2017 & 2021 Westminster Summer Undergraduate Research grants)

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## Contact

Email: my first initial, followed by my last name, at westminstercollege.edu.

Office: Foster Hall 311