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Academic Biography:

Dr. Nickerson completed her PhD in history of mathematics at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto in 2014. She was a postdoctoral researcher at York University from 2014-2017 where she worked on the editorial project The Correspondence of John Tyndall and Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum. She is currently content editor of the Bulletin of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics.

As well as teaching history of mathematics courses at University of Toronto and McMaster University Sylvia has published two books of comics art one of which won a Doug Wright Award for Canadian cartooning. She is Artist in Residence at the Art Gallery of Hamilton during 2020-2021 during which time she will be writing a graphic novel exploring a speculative technological future.

Research Interests: History of mathematics, book and publishing history


Contact Information

  • Position Title: Sessional Lecturer
  • Location: IHPST, Victoria College, 91 Charles St. W., 3rd floor, Room VC 308
  • E-mail address: s.nickerson@utoronto.ca