Galen Dorpalen-Barry

E-mail*: Galen.Dorpalen-Barry (at)


Raum IB 2/155Universitätstraße 150D-44801 Bochum

Pronouns: she/her/hers

About Me

I am a postdoc in the Algebraic Combinatorics group at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (in Germany). I completed my PhD in July 2021 at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) under the supervision of Vic Reiner. In May 2015, I graduated from Bard College with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics.

Outside of mathematics, I enjoy doing pretty much anything that gets me outside and moving. During the the pandemic, I've started roller skating (Riedell R3 with Atom Pulse wheels).

Mathematical Interests

Broadly, I am interested in algebraic combinatorics, especially problems related to matroids, posets, and combinatorial aspects of commutative algebra. Recently I've been working on a couple of projects related to hyperplane arrangements, (oriented) matroids, posets, and related topics.