Expanding the Circle Conference
Professor of Mathematics and LGBTQ Studies, Colgate University
Ken G. Valente has the privilege of holding a joint appointment at Colgate University as Professor of Mathematics and LGBTQ Studies. He has helped to lead a group of faculty in developing a successful proposal to institute a minor-granting program in LGBTQ Studies in 2009, served as the program's first director, and remain committed to improving the campus climate for LGBTQ-identified students, staff, and faculty. Valente's research is primarily dedicated to the history of science, mathematics, and ideas. Recent published work includes reflections on the life and work of Alan Turing as the queer mathematician (in Mathematics in Popular Culture: Appearances in Film, Fiction, Games, Television and Other Media, McFarland, 2012), and ongoing projects continue to highlight the relevance of queer perspectives to the history of mathematics.