Joan Licata

Associate Professor
Honours Convener

My personal webpage may be found here.


Research interests

My research focuses on low-dimensional manifolds and the natural algebraic and geometric structures associated to them. I am particularly interested in contact 3-manifolds, Legendrian and topological knot theory, and invariants inspired by Floer theory.


I teach a variety of undergraduate and Master's classes.  Recently, I've taught Algebra I (MATH2322) and several linear algebra classes (MATH1014, MATH1116).  I also teach topics and reading courses on three-manifolds, Morse theory, hyperbolic geometry, contact geometry and knot theory.