Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mathematics
Area(s) of Expertise
category theory, homotopy theory, homotopy type theory
Emily Riehl specializes in category theory, particularly as related to homotopy theory, and has recently branched into homotopy type theory. She has been assistant professor of mathematics at Johns Hopkins University since 2015. Prior to this, she was an undergraduate at Harvard University, completed Part III of the Maths Tripos at Cambridge, earned her PhD in 2011 from the University of Chicago, and spent four years at Harvard as an NSF and Benjamin Peirce Postdoctoral Fellow. She is the author of two books, Categorical Homotopy Theory (Cambridge 2014) and Category Theory in Context (Dover 2016), both of which are freely available online; a co-author of 20 published research articles; and has written numerous other expository works. She is the founder of the Kan Extension Seminar, an online graduate reading course in category theory with participating students from around the globe, and a co-host of The n-Category Café. She has been awarded an NSF grant and a CAREER award to support her work and has also been recognized for excellence in teaching at both Johns Hopkins and at Harvard.