Jessica Benally

University of California – Berkeley | Science and Mathematics Education (SESAME)

Research Interests: geometry education, embodied cognition, epistemological pluralism, design-based research, ethnomathematics.

I am a first year doctoral student in the SESAME program with a concentration in mathematics. My interest is in embodying Indigenous Knowledge in mathematics classrooms, from community dynamics to spatial understanding. My current project focuses on multiple perspectives in geometry education. I am from Tohatchi, New Mexico on the Navajo Reservation, and I graduated with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of New Mexico.

Presentations and Publications:

Benally, J. (2020, April). Dynamic embodied angles in a simulated restorative planetarium. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual Research Day, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley.