Contact information

Email: alessanc@ucr.edu

Office: Skye Hall, room 271B


I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics of the University of California, Riverside, where I received the Outstanding Mathematics Department Visiting Assistant Professor Award for the 2019-2020 academic year.

I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from Purdue University in 2019, under the supervision of Prof. Bernd Ulrich. Here is my CV (updated 03/16/2021).


My research is in Commutative Algebra and I am particularly interested in its interactions with Algebraic Geometry, Combinatorial Algebra and Representation Theory. More details on my research program can be found on my research page.

Commutative Algebra Seminar

With Eloisa Grifo I am co-organizing the Commutative Algebra Seminar at UC Riverside. Please visit the seminar webpage for a full list of talks. Information about last year's seminar can be found here.


My my main goals as an educator are to stimulate my students' sense of discovery and to guide them to develop their capability to solve problems in a critical way.

In Spring 2021 I am teaching Geometry (133). Information on my teaching philosophy and my previous teaching experience can be found on my teaching page.


Together with Kyle Maddox and Takumi Murayama, I co-organized the first eCARs (Early Commutative Algebra Researchers) online conference, which took place on June 27-28, 2020 via Zoom. The goal of the conference is to highlight recent research and create professional networking among emerging researchers in commutative algebra.

In general, attending and organizing conferences is my favorite way to stay connected with the mathematical community. For more information see my dedicated page.

Online Teaching Workshop

In September 2020 I co-organized the UCR Math Department Workshop on Online Teaching. The goal of the workshop is to offer incoming and continuing faculty a broad perspective on pedagogical techniques while teaching online, including a discussion on how to create a sense of community in a virtual class and how to effectively design assessments. Slides: Organization of an online class

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