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Refereed Journal Articles
(Student authors indicated by */Partnering practitioner or tribal elder authors indicated by ∞)

Ruef, J., & Jacob, M. (2021). Fractional Humans: How decolonizing the learning of mathematics can heal. For the Learning of Mathematics. 41(1). 14-17.

Ruef, J. (2021). How Ms. Mayen and her students co-constructed "good at math." Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 52(2), 152-188.

Jacob, M., Gonzales, K., Chappell Belcher, D., Ruef, J. & *RunningHawk Johnson, S. (2020) Indigenous cultural values counter the damages of white settler colonialism, Environmental Sociology. DOI: 10.1080/23251042.2020.1841370

Ruef, J., & Torres, A. (2020). A menu of risk-taking Scaffolds. Mathematics Teacher: Teaching and Learning PK-12. 113(9), 723-730.

Ruef, J., Jacob, M., *Walker, G. K., & Beavert, V. (2020) Why Indigenous languages matter for mathematics education: A case study of Ichishkíin. Education Studies in Mathematics.104(3), 313-332.

*Lo, M., & Ruef, J. (2020). Student or teacher? A look at how students facilitate public sensemaking during collaborative groupwork. Journal of Urban Mathematics Education. 13(1), 15-33.

Ruef, J. (2020). Visions of the possible: Using drawings to elicit and support visions of teaching mathematics. Mathematics Teacher Educator, 8(2), 59-80.

Ruef, J., Sweeny, S., and Willingham, J. C. (2020). Re-envisioning "good at math:" A case study of positive transformation. International Journal of Gender, Science, and Technology. 11(3), 383-393.

Ruef, J. (2020). What gets checked at the door? Embracing students' complex math identities. Journal of Humanistic Mathematics. 10(1), 22-38.

Ruef, J., *RunningHawk Johnson, S., Jacob, M., Jansen, J., and Beavert, V. (2020). Why STEM needs Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge. International Journal of Gender, Science, and Technology. 11(3), 429-439.

Editorial Work

Ruef, J. (2021, May 27). Regarding schools, what’s worth keeping? The Register Guard.

Ruef, J., Elliott, R. & Thanheiser, E. (2021, March 7). Antiracist math education adds up to better results for students. The Oregonian.

Ruef, J. (2018, November 6). How to help students heal from 'math trauma.' Education Week Teacher.

Ruef, J. (2018, November 1). Think you're bad at math? You may suffer from 'math trauma.' The Conversation.

Ruef, J. (2018, March 12). Celebrating Marion Walter--and other unsung female mathematicians. The Conversation.

Ruef, J. (2018, February 28). Teachers prep for unnatural disasters--like school shootings. The San Francisco Chronicle.

Ruef, J. (2017, July 21). Wonder Woman offers new view of power structure. The San Francisco Chronicle.