Josh Pollitz

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Office: 314 Avery Hall
jpollitz2 [at]

General Info

I am a graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am in my sixth year and plan to graduate in May 2019. My research interests are primarily in the homological aspects of commutative algebra. I am also interested DG homological algebra, triangulated categories, and representation theory. My advisors are Lucho Avramov and Mark Walker. You can find my CV here.

I am originally from the San Francisco bay area, but have also spent a good deal of time in Washington and Oregon. I love the outdoors: hiking, biking, napping outside, etc. I am passionate about film and love to talk about movies!

Publications, Preprints and Notes

Here is a list of my papers and preprints:
  1. "The derived category of a locally complete intersection ring" (submitted).
  2. "Cohomological support over derived complete intersections" (in preparation).


I co-organized the graduate student commutative algebra seminar (CARS) at UNL Jan. 2016-May 2018.

I co-organized KUMUNUjr 2017, 2018, and 2019 (CO-PI on grant for 2018 and 2019). Conference Photo

At UNL, I have been an instructor of record for the following classes. The number of asterisks (*) indicate the number of sections of this course I have taught. Additionally, I was a recitation TA for math 106 (calculus 1) for two semesters and a TA for Math 808T (a course in calculus for in-service middle school and high school teachers) one summer session.

I have also been involved with some curriculum development for math department at UNL.
Miscellaneous Websites

Here are some websites that I frequent: