Alexandra Kjuchukova

Assistant Professor


Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, PA, 2015
M.F.A., Poetry, New York University, New York, NY, 2010
AB, Mathematics, Harvard College, Cambride, MA, 2008

Research Group


Research Area

Knots, four-manifolds, singularities, branched covers, trisections, concordance


Research Statement


Selected Publications

  • Dihedral branched covers of four-manifolds Advances in Mathematics 332 (2018): 1-33.
  • Wirtinger systems of generators of knot groups, with R. Blair, R. Velazquez, P. Villanueva. Communications in Analysis and Geometry, 28.2 (2020): 243-262.
  • Symmetric quotients of knot groups and a filtration of the Gordian graph, with S. Baader. Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. Cambridge University Press (2017): 1-8.
  • The dihedral genus of a knot, with P. Cahn. Algebraic and Geometric Topology 20.4 (2020): 1939-1963.
  • Signatures of topological branched covers, with C. Geske, J.L. Shaneson. International Mathematics Research Notices. DOI:
  • Coxeter groups and meridional rank of links, with S. Baader, R. Blair. Mathematische Annalen. DOI:

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