(portrait by Alexis Gibney-Krashen)


I am a faculty member in the math department at Rutgers University.  My recent work has focused on conformal blocks, and the development of new methods for their use in studying the geometry of moduli spaces of pointed curves as well as moduli spaces of sheaves on curves. This work has been funded by two personal NSF grants “Conformal blocks and positive cycles on the moduli space of curves,” (2012-2016) and “Vector bundles of conformal blocks on \overline{M}_{g,n},” (2016-2020).  In earlier work, I studied aspects of the moduli space of curves using Mori theory and tropical geometry (funded by NSF DMS-050931).