Marissa Kawehi Loving

In my natural habitat (at a math conference eating ice cream).

PC: the incomparable Autumn Kent

Contact me: mloving6 (at) gatech (dot) edu

I am an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow and Hale Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematics at Georgia Tech.

I am applying for tenure track jobs in Fall 2021.

My research interests lie in the study of low dimensional topology and the mapping class group. You can find my most recent preprints and publications here and my CV here.

I organize SUBgroups with Justin Lanier. SUBgroups are small online peer support groups for first-year math grad students as they transition into their graduate careers. I am also an organizer of the AMS's paraDIGMS (Diversity in Graduate Mathematical Sciences) initiative and a co-organizer of the Indigenous Mathematicians group.

I recently co-authored an article, Broadening the Horizons of Teaching and Diversity in Mathematics Departments, that appeared in the December 2019 issue of the Notices of the AMS as well as an article, Building equity-minded online programs, that appeared in the January 2021 issue of the Notices.

If you want to know a little more about me, here are a couple of recent interviews/essays:

  • I was one of the mathematicians interviewed by Rachel Crowell for a piece titled "Modern Mathematics Confronts Its White, Patriarchal Past". You can read the article here.

  • I was interviewed by Dandrielle Lewis for the Focus on Diversity section of the MAA Focus magazine's August/September 2021 issue. You can read this piece here.

  • I am the subject of the Grand Prize winning essay for the 2020 AWM Student Essay Contest, which is entitled "A Lonely Road to Loving Math" and was written by Lu Paris. Read her essay here.

  • Here is a video interview done by the phenomenal two woman team (Padi Fuster and Selvi Kara) over at Meet a Mathematician: