Hannah Keese

I'm a PhD candidate in mathematics at Cornell working with Allen Knutson. I'm interested in geometric representation theory.

120 Malott Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Email: hkeese at math dot cornell dot edu


Samples of my teaching materials here.

I am a member of the Cornell Active Learning in Mathematics team, and have helped to develop some active learning materials for calculus 1 and linear algebra.

In August 2022, I was one of the TA training facilitators for incoming graduate students teaching mathematics courses.


In April 2017, 2018 and 2019 I was one of the workshop leaders at Cornell's Expanding Your Horizons, running activities in topology such as paper cutting with Möbius strips, recognising knots and tic-tac-toe on the torus.
On November 4th and November 11th 2017 I ran the Math Explorers' Club, on groups and symmetry.
In Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 I co-taught mathematics classes through the Cornell Prison Education Program.
In November and December 2018 I taught a course on Knot Theory at Ithaca High School.

Ithaca High School Math Seminar notes and projects


In Spring 2017 and Spring 2019 I co-organised the Cornell maths graduate seminar (Olivetti club).


In 2014, I completed my honours year at the Australian National University under the supervision of Anthony Licata. A copy of my honours thesis on current algebras, categorification and annular Khovanov homology, can be found here. Together with Hilary Hunt, Tony Licata and Scott Morrison, I contributed to a note on computing annular Khovanov homology.

I spent the 2015-2016 academic year completing a master's degree at Université Paris 13 and Université Paris 7. In 2016 I wrote my final dissertation on geometric representations of graded and rational Cherednik algebras under the supervision of Eric Vasserot.