Welcome! I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics. Starting August 2023, I will be an RTG Research Associate and Lecturer at the University of Virginia. I completed my Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Georgia in 2022, and my B.A. in mathematics at Saint Louis University in 2016.

To see what I’ve been up to lately, check out my research, teaching, and outreach pages. For a more detailed version of my mathematical history, view my CV here or click the button below.

I can be reached at seblackwell (at) uga (dot) edu. (Still works! But will be updated soon.)


I subscribe to Federico Ardila’s axioms:

  1. Mathematical potential is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.
  2. Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.
  3. Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.
  4. Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.