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Victoria S Akin
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Mathematics

I am interested in mapping class groups of orientable surfaces. In particular, can a subgroup of the mapping class group with a natural topological or geometric definition be characterized purely algebraically? Does the algebraic characterization reveal properties of the mapping class group? Currently, I would like to characterize the disk-pushing subgroup, handle-pushing subgroup, and braid group inside of their respective mapping class groups.

### Current Research Interests

### Office Hours

**111L**: Tuesday 4-5 in Physics 123

**112L**: Tuesday 5-6 in Physics 123

By appointment: Wednesday 2-3 in West Duke 09A

Help Room: Tuesday 2-3 and Wednesday 4:30-5:30

### Current Appointments & Affiliations

- Assistant Professor of the Practice of Mathematics, Mathematics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2017

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