Kristen Mazur

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Duke 307E
2320 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-5233

Brief Biography

Kristen Mazur joined the Elon mathematics and statistics department in the fall of 2014 after spending a year as a visiting assistant professor at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. Dr. Mazur received her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Virginia in May 2013. 

Dr. Mazur's current research focuses on applying geometric methods to the science of voting in an agreeable society. Her graduate work was in algebraic topology and specifically studied the structure of Mackey and Tambara functors.

In additon to teaching and doing math, Dr. Mazur enjoys ultimate frisbee, hiking, and most other outdoor activities. 


  • PhD, Mathematics, University of Virginia, May 2013
  • MS, Mathematics, University of Virginia, May 2011
  • BS, Mathematics, Lafayette College, May 2008

Employment History

  • Assistant Professor, Elon University, August 2014
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Lafayette College, July 2013-June 2014
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia, August 2008-May 2013

Professional Activities

Invited Workshops

  • Project NExT Fellow: 2014-2015 (Gold'14 Dot)
  • MRC Workshop: Algebraic and Geometric Methods in Applied Discrete Mathematics, June 2014
  • BIRS: Women In Topology Workshop, August 2013

Select Invited Talks

  • A New Description of Tambara Functors, Penn St. Altoona Topology Seminar, April 2014
  • How to Win Games, Washington College Colloquium, February 2014
  • A New Description of Tambara Functors, SUNY Albany Algebra/Topology Seminar, February 2014
  • Additional Structure on the Category of Mackey Functors, AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory at the JMM, January 2014
  • Additional Structure on the Category of Mackey Functors, Midwest Topology Seminar, October 2013
  • Combinatorial Games and How to Win Them, Lafayette College MADD Talk, April 2013

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