## About Me

I am a Ritt Assistant Professor at Columbia University. 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.

As of Fall 2021 I will be an assistant professor at Notre Dame.

I received my Ph.D from the University of Chicago in June 2017, where I was a student of Benson Farb. From 2017-2020 I was supported by an NSF postdoctoral fellowship, at Harvard with Joe Harris and at Columbia with Walter Neumann.

I am supported in part by NSF grant no. DMS-2003984.

## Contact Info

Email: | nks & math & columbia & edu (replace all "&" with the appropriate symbols) |
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Mail: | Department of Mathematics Columbia University Room 509, MC 4406 2990 Broadway New York, NY 10027 |