**Current Research**

__Mathematical Models in the Sociological Imagination__

What if we re-imagined the meaning of "social justice" as a

*practice of possibility*, one grounded in critical care - which means using evidence and data to show folks when things are awry - and forgiveness, practicing healing with ourselves and with others. What happens when you throw mathematics into the mix? You get mathematical models in the sociological imagination. Modeling can be anything students want it to be.

__Speculative fiction, Afro-futurism, and the Mathematical Sciences__

Building on the work of critical race scholars, Black Intellectual Traditions, and the mechanics of modern systems of inequity, this project explores the role of speculative fiction in education, and specifically mathematics classrooms. How does mathematics allow us to be critical in the process of being descriptive, corrective, and prescriptive?

__Human x Digital Networks for Mathematics Learning__

This project explores a hybrid mathematics laboratory model that focuses on communication and social networks to explore how Human x Digital Networks and tools inform and improve mathematics preparation, assessment, and conceptual thinking in undergraduate settings.

**Selected Publications**

Alexander, N. N. (2019). Daija's awakening: Critical race theory and afrofuturism in mathematics education. In J. Davis & C. C. Jett (Eds.), Critical Race Theory in Mathematics Education, pp. 56-74, New York: Routledge.

Alexander, N. N., Teymuroglu, Z., & Yerger, C. R. (2019). Critical conversations on social justice in undergraduate mathematics. PRIMUS: Problems, resources, and issues in undergraduate mathematics studies, 1-34.

Leong, K. E., Alexander, N. N. (2014). College students attitude and mathematics achievement using web-based homework. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 10(6), 609-615.

Alexander, N. N. (2013). Gender inequality: Mathematics. Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide, SAGE Publications, Inc.

Alexander, N. N. (2012). Choosing a college [Mathematical modeling using preference matrices]. In H. Gould, D. Murray, & A. Sanfratello (Eds.), Mathematical Modeling Handbook: Vol. 1, pp. 39-48. New York: COMAP.

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