Mentor Stafa

Postdoctoral Fellow
Dept. of Mathematics

Tulane University
318A Gibson Hall
6823 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
mstafa {at} don'ttry#$
Phone: 504.862.3464
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Geom. & Top. seminar


I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Mathematics Department at Tulane University working with Rafał Komendarczyk. Before coming to Tulane I received a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Rochester in 2013, under the supervision of Professor Frederick R. Cohen. Currently I am organizing the Geometry & Topology seminar at Tulane.


My research interests lie in the field of algebraic topology. My current work is focused on spaces of homomorphisms of discrete groups in Lie groups and their homotopy theoretic properties. In addition I am working on polyhedral products, a generalized version of moment-angle complexes, and their applications to problems in other fields of mathematics; and filtrations of classifying spaces.


  1. Configuration spaces of graphs and polyhedral products
    in progress

  2. Stabilizing spaces of homomorphisms and applications [with F. Cohen]
    in preparation

  3. On spaces of commuting elements in Lie groups [with F. Cohen]
    submitted, (2014) [arXiv] [PDF]

  4. On the fundamental group of polyhedral products
    J. Pure Appl. Alg. [Journal] [arXiv] [PDF]

  5. On monodromy representations in Denham-Suciu fibrations
    submitted, (2014) [arXiv] [PDF]

  6. On polyhedral products and spaces of commuting elements in Lie groups
    Ph.D. Thesis, University of Rochester (2013)

A list of all articles on arXiv associated with my name.


Teaching at Tulane University:
Consolidated Calculus (Fall 2014)
Elements of Homotopy Theory (MATH 7980) with Prof. Kwasik.

Teaching at the University of Rochester:
Linear Algebra
Multidimensional Calculus
Calculus II
Calculus I (x2)
ECO Calculus

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