About me

I am a research mathematician based in Madrid; currently Profesora Ayudante Doctor (Lecturer / Assistant professor) at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and also member of the Instituto de Ciencias MATemáticas (Mathematical Sciences Institute).

My research is mostly in infinite group theory, particularly groups acting on trees or Cantor sets. I am interested in self-similar groups, profinite groups and more general totally disconnected locally compact groups.

Until September 2020, I was Profesora Ayudante Doctor at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Between 2018 and early 2020, I was Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Zero-Dimensional Symmetry Group , led by George Willis, at the University of Newcastle, Australia. From 2016 to 2018, I was Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany, hosted by Benjamin Klopsch. Before that, I was Assistante Postdoctorale in Tatiana Nagnibeda's team at the University of Geneva. I completed my DPhil at the University of Oxford in July 2015, under the supervision of John Wilson and supported by Fundación "la Caixa". My undergraduate degree is from the University of St Andrews, Scotland.


  • Email

    alejandra [dot] garrido [funny a] uam [dot] es
    alejandra [dot] garrido [funny a] icmat [dot] es
  • Address

    Departamento de Matemáticas
    Facultad de Ciencias
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
    28049 Madrid, Spain.


All my papers and pre-prints are available on arXiv.


2020-21: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

  • Teoría de Galois (Matemáticas / Matemáticas & Ingeniería Informática)
  • Matemáticas (Biología)

Past Teaching


Current: Reading group on Groups, Trees and Projective modules

We are reading Dicks' book with the same name. Summary and schedule.
Tuesdays at 11:30 (when there is no Group Theory seminar) and Thursdays at 16:00, in Aula Naranja, ICMAT and online.
Contact me if you want to be added to the mailing list, to give a talk, or if you need a copy of the book.


Member of the Executive Committee of the Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence Grant awarded to ICMAT.

In charge of PhD scholars and other introduction to research programs.