Sara Maloni

Sara Maloni


Mailing address:

Department of Mathematics

University of Virginia

141 Cabell Drive, Kerchof Hall

P.O. Box 400137

Charlottesville, VA 22904-4137

Office: 309 Karckof Hall

Phone: (434) 924-8896.

E-mail: sm4cw(at)

CV: pdf

Research partially supported by: NSF and National Science Foundation

grants DMS-1506920, DMS-1650811, DMS-1839968 (NSF RTG)

and DMS-1848346 (NSF CAREER).

Past and actual teaching: click here.


Services and events I organised, or will attend: click here.

I’m co-organising the Geometry Seminar, click here.

                                   Virginia Topology Conference (VTC).

                                   UVa Directed Reading Program, click here.                          

                                   Diversity Lecture, click here.

                                   “Math &...” Lecture Series, click here.

                                   AMS Sectional Meeting “Celebrating Diversity in Mathematics, click here.

                                   AMS Sectional Meeting “Trends in Teichmüller theory”, click here.


Research interests: Hyperbolic Geometry, Kleinian groups; Deformation of Geometric Structures;

AdS manifolds; (Higher) Teichmüller Theory. I’m part of the Geometry and Topology group at UVa.

List of publications, preprints, slides and poster: click here.




I work at the intersection of geometry and low-dimensional topology. More precisely, I study deformation spaces of geometric structures on low-dimensional manifolds through their geometric, topological and dynamical properties. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Warwick (2013) and my M.S. and B.S. from the University of Genova. Before coming to UVA, I was a Tamarkin Assistant Professor at Brown University and I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Paris-Sud 11 and at the University of Toulouse. I also spent the Spring semester in 2015 at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley as a Huneke Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow. In my free time, I love hiking, scuba diving, travelling, reading, crafting (felting, pottery, woodworking). Feel free to suggest me ideas about what to read or create and where to hike or travel! :)

My view of Mathematics: I share the Statement of Inclusiveness.

I agree with Federico Ardila’s axioms:

  1. Bullet Axiom 1. Mathematical talent is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.

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

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

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

I also love this quote:

  1. Bullet Diversity and inclusion rhetoric asks fundamentally different questions and is concerned with fundamentally different issues than efforts seeking equity and justice.

  2. Bullet Diversity asks, “Who’s in the room?” Equity responds: “Who is trying to get in the room but can’t? Whose presence in the room is under constant threat of erasure?”

  3. Bullet Inclusion asks, “Has everyone’s ideas been heard?” Justice responds, “Whose ideas won’t be taken as seriously because they aren’t in the majority?”

  4. Bullet Diversity asks, “How many more of [pick any minoritized identity] group do we have this year than last?” Equity responds, “What conditions have we created that maintain certain groups as the perpetual majority here?”

  5. Bullet Inclusion asks, “Is this environment safe for everyone to feel like they belong?” Justice challenges, “Whose safety is being sacrificed and minimized to allow others to be comfortable maintaining dehumanizing views?
                                              --Dafina-Lazarus Stewart

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