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Shoshana Friedman

Assc Professor

Mathematics & Computer Science


Dr. Shoshana Friedman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science at CUNY Kingsborough since 2009. She teaches a variety of courses ranging  from Pre-Algebra to Calculus III. Her particular emphasis is Elementary Algebra and Precalculus. She has also introduced an introductory level Set Theory course that is geared to mathematics majors.


​CUNY Graduate Center, PhD, Mathematics, 2009

CUNY Brooklyn College, BS, Chemistry/Mathematics, 2001

College Teaching

​CUNY Kingsborough, Mathematics & Computer Science, 2009-present

Yeshiva University Stern College for Women, Mathematics, adjunct lecturer, 2008

CUNY Medgar Evers, Mathematics, Graduate Teaching Fellow, 2004-2007

Selected Publications and/or Other Resources

HOD-Supercompactness, Indestructibility and Level by Level Equivalence, coauthored with Arthur Apter, Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences; 62(3), 2014, 197-209

Accessing the Switchboard Via Set Forcing, Mathematical Logic Quarterly. 58 (4–5), 2012, 303-306

Coding Into HOD via Normal Measures With Some Applications, coauthored with Arthur Apter, Mathematical Logic Quarterly, 57(1), 2011, 1-7
Events and/or Key Dates

Co-Chair, local organizing committee, Association of Symbolic Logic 2019 North American meeting at the CUNY Graduate Center, May 20-23, 2019
Co-Organizer, Fifth New York Graduate Student Logic Conference at the CUNY Graduate Center, May 12-13, 2016
Co-Organizer, Mid-Atlantic Mathematical Logic Seminar meeting in honor of the 60th birthdays of Arthur Apter and Moti Gitik at Carnegie Mellon University, May 30-31, 2015
Co-Organizer, Fourth New York Graduate Student Logic Conference at the CUNY Graduate Center, April 18-19, 2013
Co-Organizer, Third New York Graduate Student Logic Conference at the CUNY Graduate Center, May 7-8, 2010

Research Interests

​Set theory; forcing and large cardinals. Particularly as they relate to the universe of ordinal definable sets.

Large cardinal axioms posit the existence of infinities so large that they cannot be proven to exist from standard assumptions about mathematics. By working in models of the mathematical universe where we assume them to exist, we can draw additional conclusions that we would not have been able to see otherwise.

Institutional Affiliations / Professional Societies

Association of Symbolic Logic

American Mathematical Society