Welcome to the Home Page of James Oxley

James Oxley
Boyd Professor
lastname at math dot LSU dot edu
370 Lockett Hall
(225) 578-1577
Mailing address:
Mathematics Department,
Louisiana State University,
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4918, USA

Brief vita (HTML).
Brief vita (PDF).
Publications (PDF).

James Oxley gesturing in front of a chalkboard facing several students.

Research interests:

Matroid theory and graph theory. The paper “What is a matroid?” provides an introduction to matroid theory. This paper is a revision of a paper that appeared in Cubo 5 (2003), 179–218. An even shorter introduction to matroid theory can be found in the paper “Briefly, what is a matroid?”.

A second edition of my book [Matroid Theory, Oxford University Press, New York] was published on February 17, 2011 in the UK, and in April, 2011 in the USA. This is a major revision of the book.

Errata and update on conjectures, problems, and references from the first edition (1992) of the book. These changes were incorporated into a July 2006 reprint of the first edition.


Fall, 2022.

Math 7001-01. Communicating Mathematics I. TuTh 3:00 – 4:50.

Office Hours: Fall, 2022. By appointment.

Recent publications:

Preprints of all of my papers since 2000 and certain other earlier papers may be obtained by clicking on the paper titles below.