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My name is Leslie Jiménez. I am a chilean woman over her 35's who has discovered that likes to have a multidisciplinary life. I am a (pro)active, social and creative person who likes to do many things at the time. I would define myself as a Lindy Hopper and someone who loves to sing. I can not imagine my life without being like this. All I am as a teacher, researcher, tutor, even person rigth now is due to I have those activities in my life. My main background at work is Math, which I has turned around Math education some years ago, more specifically I turned into didactic of mathematics. Since then (and even earlier without knowing it), I have been trying to build an interdisciplinary (work) life. I am looking forward to see into what it will become.

Currently, I work as a Lecturer (UK) at University of Chile, Science Faculty, Math department. I teach mainly in the early years of the math and physics pedagogy career. I do research in university math education.

I was an academic visitor (Postdoctoral fellow the 2 first years) at Linköping University from January 2015 to September 2017. During this period, I did research on pure mathematics (complex geometry) and didactic of mathematic.

Before that, I got my PhD degree in Math in July 2014 by University of Chile, under the supervision of professor Anita Rojas.

**“No reniego de mi**

**naturaleza, no reniego de**

**mis elecciones, de todos**

**modos he sido una**

**afortunada. Muchas veces**

**en el dolor se encuentran**

**los placeres más profundos,**

**las verdades más complejas,**

**la felicidad mas certera. Tan**

**absurdo y fugaz es nuestro**

**paso por el mundo, que solo**

**me deja tranquila el saber**

**que he sido auténtica, que**

**he logrado ser lo mas**

**parecido a mi misma que he**

**podido.”**

**Frida Khalo**

**EMAIL:** jpleslie@uchile.cl (work) jimenez83@gmail.com (personal)

**Phone:** +56 9787175

**Adress:** Las Palmeras 3425, Ñuñoa, Santiago. Departamento de Matemáticas

**EMAIL:** jpleslie@uchile.cl (work) jimenez83@gmail.com (personal)

**Phone:** +56 9787175

**Adress:** Las Palmeras 3425, Ñuñoa, Santiago. Departamento de Matemáticas

**Research interests**

Currently I do research in the area of didactic of mathematic. I am working with the framework of Mathematical Working Spaces which is a methodological tool that articulates the epistemological and conginitve plane in a mathematics session; analyzing mathematical work of first year undergraduate students at University of Chile. Mainly, I am studying how to reduce the gap between the upper secondary school and the fisrt year of University in the area of mathematics.

On the other hand, I am part of several projects in Math Education, among others, one university project with the University of Bielefeld and one personal project with professor Jonas Bergman-Ärlebäck from Linköping University, Sweden, where the goal is to make a comparative study about the learning and teaching of geometry in the upper secondary school between Sweden and Chile.

I did a PhD in Science with mention in Mathematics. During my thesis, I worked in the field of complex geometry. Specifically, doing research on algebraic curves, Riemann surfaces and their Jacobian varieties with group actions.

**Papers and pre-prints **

-Jiménez, L., Ärlebäck, J. B. (preprint, 2019). *Using the Mathematical Working Space model as a lens on geometry in the Chilean mathematics secondary curriculum. *

- Jiménez, L., Menares, R., Pomareda, R. *Tareas que activan un trabajo matemático completo en los estudiantes de pedagogía.* Accepted in the proceedings of ETM6 international conference, IMA-PUCV, Valparaíso (2018).

- Jiménez, L., Ärlebäck, J. B. (2018). *Using the Mathematical Working Space model as a lens on geometry in the Swedish mathematics upper secondary curriculum. *In J. Häggström, J. B. Ärlebäck, M. Fahlgren, M. Johansson, O. Olande, & Y. Liljekvist (Eds.) (in press), Perspectives on Professional development of mathematics teachers, Proceedings of MDIF11: The 11th Swedish Mathematics Education Research Seminar, Karlstad, 23-28 January 2018 (pp.). SMDF.

- Izquierdo, M. Jiménez, L. Rojas. A. *Decompositions of Jacobian varieties with certain dihedral actions*. Accepted in Revista Matemàtica Iberoamericana (2018).

- Hidalgo, R.; Jiménez, L.; Quispe, S.; Reyes-Carocca, S. *Quasiplatonic curves with symmetry group Z22⋊Zm are definable over Q*. Published (2017). Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society.

- Jiménez, L. *On the group algebra decomposition of a Jacobian variety*. Revista de la Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales. Serie A. Matemáticas, 110 (1), 185-199 (2016).

**Non academic activities**

- Currently taking classes of Swedish language.
- Singing classes of popular singing and jazz.
- Dancing Swing dances: Lindy hop, charleston, Shag.
- Ice skating (figure and long distance)
- Travelling

See photos in https://sites.google.com/site/lesliejimenezpalma/fotos/hobbies

**Links of interests (Academic)**

**Math Department, Science Faculty U de Chile**

Chilean Complex Geometry group.

Biographies of Women Mathematicians, at Agnes scott college website.

Chilean women mathematicians collective

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