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Peace Scholars

Ksenija Simic-Muller

Director of Peace Scholars Committee

Ksenija Simic-Muller
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Morken Center for Learning & Technology - Room 257
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  • Professional
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Additional Titles/Roles

  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Education

  • Ph.D., Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004
  • M.S., Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000
  • Undergraduate, Theoretical Mathematics, University of Belgrade, 1997

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Logic
  • Mathematics Education
  • Math and Social Justice

Biography

Why do you serve on the Peace Scholars Committee? 

I was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia (Former Yugoslavia), and have had first-hand experience with the effects of war and conflict.  I teach in the Mathematics Department and have a particular interest in issues of equity and social justice in mathematics education. My personal experiences and professional interests are closely linked to the pursuit of peace and justice, and I am appreciative of the opportunity to serve on the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Committee.

 

Professional information

Ksenija Simic-Muller received her undergraduate degree in Theoretical Mathematics at the University of Belgrade in Serbia (former Yugoslavia), and her masters and doctoral degrees from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Her doctorate was in Pure and Applied Logic. She then had a teaching postdoctoral position at the University of Arizona, where she retrained as a mathematics educator while working for the Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as. Her current research interests are in the areas of culturally relevant mathematics teaching, teaching mathematics for social justice, and equity in mathematics education in general, especially as they pertain to teacher education.