Ph.D Mathematics: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, June 2017
B.A. Mathematics: Reed College, Portland OR, May 2011
Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, Topology
Algebra/Algebraic Geometry and Topology
My work lies at the juncture of geometry/topology, geometric group theory, and complex algebraic geometry. I study the connections between mapping class groups (including braid groups), some closely-related topological spaces (surface bundles and configuration spaces), and moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces and Abelian differentials.
- Vanishing cycles, plane curve singularities, and framed mapping class groups, Geom. Topol., to appear (with Pablo Portilla Cuadrado).
- Framed mapping class groups and the monodromy of strata of Abelian differentials, submitted (with Aaron Calderon).
- Linear-central filtrations and the image of the Burau representation, Geom. Dedicata, to appear.
Arithmeticity of the monodromy of some Kodaira fibrations, Compos. Math., 155(1), 114-157 (with
- Monodromy and vanishing cycles in toric surfaces, Invent. Math (2019) 216:153-213.
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