Sarah Witherspoon

Department of Mathematics
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843

Office: Blocker 513B
Office hours: TR 1:30-3:00 pm, or by appointment

Email: sjw at
Fax: (979) 845-6028

Curriculum Vitae


Fall 2015:
Math 171 Honors Analytic Geometry and Calculus
Math 689 Introduction to Commutative and Homological Algebra
Math 691 Research

Previous semesters:
Math 166, Math 171, Math 172, Math 220, Math 365, Math 366, Math 367, Math 368, Math 415H, Math 416, Math 485, Math 491, Math 653, Math 654, Math 662 Math 685


I work in noncommutative and homological algebra. A brief summary is here.
A longer description of my current research program, including work with students and postdocs, is here, while a more condensed version of recent work specifically in cohomology of Hopf algebras is this research report. My past research is described here.

Publications and Preprints

Selected Math Links

Algebra and Combinatorics Seminar
American Mathematical Society Meetings
arXiv math preprints
Groups, Representations and Cohomology Preprint Archive
Mathematical Reviews on the Web

Workshop on Nichols Algebras and Their Interactions with Lie Theory, Hopf Algebras and Tensor Categories, September 6-11, 2015, Banff International Research Station, Canada
2015 Fall Central Sectional AMS Meeting, October 3-4, 2015, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
2016 Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 6-9, 2016, Seattle, Washington
Workshop on Hochschild Cohomology in Algebra, Geometry, and Topology, February 14-20, 2016, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Germany
Women in Noncommutative Algebra and Representation Theory, March 27, 2016 to April 1, 2016, Banff International Research Station, Canada
Maurice Auslander Distinguished Lectures and International Conference, April 27 to May 2, 2016, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Quissett Campus, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
PIMS Workshop on Geometric and Topological Aspects of the Representation Theory of Finite Groups, August 1-5, 2016, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Workshop and International Conference on Representations of Algebras (ICRA), August 10 to 19, 2016, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York