On the wharf in Santa Cruz, CA

Jenna Rajchgot

Assistant Professor
Mathematics and Statistics
McMaster University

rajchgot [at] math [dot] mcmaster [dot] ca

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University. Previously, I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, a Postdoc at the University of Michigan, and a Research Member in the Commutative Algebra program at MSRI. I received my Ph.D. from Cornell University, under the supervision of Allen Knutson.


I am teaching MATH 3B03 (Geometry) in Fall 2021. We will use Avenue to Learn for our course website.


I work at the intersection of algebraic geometry, combinatorics, and commutative algebra. I am particularly interested in algebro-geometric and combinatorial properties of algebraic varieties which have large groups of symmetries (eg. Schubert varieties, quiver loci). I use computational-algebraic, combinatorial, and positive characteristic techniques (eg. Frobenius splitting) in my work.

I am partially supported by an NSERC Discovery Grant.

My papers.


Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry at McMaster.

"Algebra, Geometry, and Combinatorics'' online seminar.