Yes it can. Simple answer.
Who are the math heroes?
Who were the math heroes of yesteryear?
Who will be the math heroes of tomorrow?
Some headway I’ve noticed:
A) Indian mathematics has a distinctive way about it and it showing up in Western papers and starting to get referenced slowly by American and European academics. It’s slow going, particularly when it references logics unfamiliar to American and European education but I’ve noticed progress.
B) Mochizuki ‘s anabelian geometry, particularly “Inter-universal Teichmüller Theory” is written about in Western press as if it’s some big mystery that’s controversial and unsolved. But it’s well accepted in Japan, not the least bit controversial. But its approach is quite distinct so it gets criticism by European and Americans.