As you probably know, math professors don't usually up and run for office. And yet, starting in the spring of 2007, I - an assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago, someone who as a teenager dreamt of nothing more than teaching math for a living - embarked on a campaign for State Representative in Illinois' 17th District, a journey that would ultimately lead me to effectively end my academic career by not seeking tenure.
So, what happened?
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