The Grieving Mathematician and Mother

Published in Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, 2019

From special issue on Math and Motherhood.

Abstract:Grieving while teaching and researching in mathematics and statistics is a tricky task. Support from the local community and from the larger mathematical community were important after my son Drew’s death. I will describe my motherhood and grief journeys and how they intersected with my career, and also offer suggestions for others supporting parents in similar situations.

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Recommended citation: Roth, K. A. “The Grieving Mathematician and Mother,” Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 8 Issue 2 (July 2018), pages 172-178. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201802.19 . Available at: