Alma Steingart is a lecturer in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. Her research focuses on 20th-century mathematical thought. Steingart is interested in the ways in which mathematical ways of thinking impact a wide range of disciplines, including the natural and social sciences, and even the humanities. Steingart is currently completing her first manuscript, Pure Abstraction: Mathematical Thought and High Modernism, which tracks the proliferation of midcentury mathematical thought dedicated to abstract and axiomatic ways of reasoning. She earned her PhD from MIT in the Program in History | Anthropology | Science, Technology (HASTS), and served as a junior fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows.
Democracy by Numbers
The challenges of partisan gerrymandering are not new, nor is the hope that mathematics can offer a cure....