**Email:** vokes (at) ihes.fr

**Address:**

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I am a Hodge postdoctoral researcher in Mathematics at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques. My broad area of research is geometry and topology. More specifically, my work so far has been related to the large scale geometry of mapping class groups of surfaces and various graphs and complexes on which they act, such as the curve complex.

Previously, I spent six months at the Fields Institute for the Thematic Program on Teichmüller Theory. Before that, I was a PhD student at the University of Warwick, under the supervision of Brian Bowditch.

- (with Jacob Russell)
*The (non)-relative hyperbolicity of the separating curve graph*: preprint (2019) arXiv:1910.01051. *Hierarchical hyperbolicity of graphs of multicurves*: preprint (2019) arXiv:1711.03080.*Uniform quasiconvexity of the disc graphs in the curve graphs*: in "Beyond Hyperbolicity", ed. M. Hagen, R. Webb, H. Wilton, London Math. Soc. Lecture Note Ser.**454**, Cambridge Univ. Press (2019) 223–231.

- A pdf which to the best of my knowledge matches the published version in section and theorem numbering (but not in page numbering).
- A slightly out-of-date version at arXiv:1703.10595.

**Slides:** Ventotene 2019

- Picture this maths, a blog by Rachael Boyd and Anna Seigal. I wrote a guest post on mapping class groups and curves in surfaces.
- The Man in Seat Sixty-One, a detailed website about train travel which I find useful when planning my conference trips.