Van Niel

My pronouns are she/her/hers. Currently, I am a 6th year math Ph.D. candidate (and on the job market) at Michigan State University, with thesis advisor Teena Gerhardt. I will graduate in April 2024. Here is my latest CV. 

My research is in equivariant homotopy theory, I mainly work with Cp-twisted THH, the equivariant analogue to the Bökstedt spectral sequence, and transfer systems.

Email: vannield@msu.edu

Office: C538 Wells Hall

I am a part of the Algebraic and Geometric Topology group at MSU, and I used to run the Student Geometry/Topology Seminar, click here for more information.

I was the president of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) an organization for undergraduate and graduate students, click here for more information.

I love Federico Ardila's axioms of math:

Axiom 1. Mathematical potential is equally present in different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.

Axiom 2. Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.

Axiom 3. Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.

Axiom 4. Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.