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Committee on Race and Ethnicity


Formed in November 2017, this committee was created by the Planning Committee (described below). Its primary focus is to support and amplify research and scholarship concerning race and ethnicity, along multiple vectors of intersectionality.


This committee was created by the AMS Board of Directors in June 2016. The members of the Planning Committee were George Lewis and Judy Tsou (co-chairs), Naomi André, Mark Burford, Bonnie Gordon, Mark Katz, Tammy Kernodle, Alejandro L. Madrid, and Steve Swayne. The committee was given a three-part charge.

1. The committee was to generate for the Board of Directors a strong list of ideas and concerns regarding possible new Society-wide initiatives on the subject.

2. The committee was to organize and present a session at the Vancouver 2016 Annual Meeting. This was successfully achieved, and the well-attended meeting generated many ideas; see the Feb. 2017 AMS Newsletter for the full report.

3. Finally, the committee is to form and propose the design and structure of a permanent committee. They will finalize the committee name, explicit charge, composition, suggestions for who might serve, and suggested terms of service.

After the formation of the permanent committee (by November 2017), the planning committee’s work ended and was disbanded.