Nick Gurski, Senior Lecturer

University of Sheffield

I am a senior lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield. My research is primarily in the field of category theory, particularly higher dimensional category theory and its relationship to algebraic topology.


I currently have no teaching responsibilities as I am the recipient of an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship, Applications of Higher Dimensional Algebra to Stable Homotopy Theory.


  • My first student, Tom Athorne, graduated in 2014.
  • I currently have three PhD students: Alex Corner, Ed Prior, and Rhiannon Griffiths.


My research is primarily in higher category theory and related fields, and a list of my publications can be found here. If you are thinking about doing a PhD in higher category theory or higher category theory/topology, and you are thinking about applying to the University of Sheffield, feel free to contact me to learn more about the category theorists here at Sheffield or what kinds of projects I would be interested in supervising.


I did my undergraduate degree at the University of Texas, Austin, and completed my PhD at the University of Chicago under the supervision of Peter May. From 2006-2009 I was an NSF postdoc at Yale University, working with Mikhail Kapranov. I joined the University of Sheffield as a Lecturer in 2009.

Contact Details

Dr Nick Gurski
Room J7, Hicks Building
Telephone: 0114 2223838 (internal extension: 23838)

Last updated: 6 October 2015