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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.


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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

IMU Women in Maths


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