I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Lafayette College. I am a Vermonter, born and raised.  When I’m not doing mathematics,  I tend to spend my time outdoors. I enjoy hiking, backpacking, cycling, and gardening in the summers and snowboarding in the winter.

My research interests lie mainly in algebra and geometry.  In particular, I am interested in derived categories, homological and homotopical algebra, and model categories.  I am especially interested in applying abstract homotopical methods to the study of derived categories in algebraic geometry.

I am currently on the job market.  You can find general information about me on my Curriculum Vitae.  For more specific information about my research program and my teaching, take a look at my Research Statement and my Teaching Statement.  Information about my current and previous courses can be found on my Teaching Page.


I work primarily at the intersection of Kontsevich and Artin-Zhang style noncommutative algebraic geometry, where I study the derived category of quasi-coherent sheaves on noncommutative projective schemes via the framework of differential graded categories.  My work has a particular emphasis on importing methods of modern projective algebraic geometry into the study of noncommutative graded algebras.

For more details, see my Curriculum Vitae (PDF) and Research Statement (PDF).

My ORCID number is
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-3624-837X


Email: farmanb (at) lafayette (dot) edu
Phone: (610) 330 – 5906
Mail: Department of Mathematics
Lafayette College
1 Pardee Dr.
Easton, PA 18042

Office Hours

Pardee Hall, room 225A
Monday/Wednesday,  1:30 – 3:00
Other times by appointment