Dr Peón-Nieto obtained her PhD from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2013. Her thesis, performed under the supervision of Dr Álvarez-Cónsul and Prof. García-Prada, studies the Hitchin system for Higgs bundles associated to real forms (closely related to geometric structures for real Lie groups). Prior to that she got a 'Licenciatura' (MSci) in Mathematics from Universidad Autónoma de and a Master II (MPhil) in Pure Mathematics in Paris 7.
Ana's years as a postdoc brought her to Heidelberg (2014-2016), Nice (2017), Geneva (2018-19), Barcelona (2019) and back to Nice (2020). During these years, she evolved towards the study of (Higgs) bundles on non-smooth surfaces, the connections with character varieties, mirror symmetry and more fundamental aspects of moduli spaces of bundles.
Since 2020, Dr Peón-Nieto is a Lecturer in the Geometry and Mathematical Physics group of the University of Birmingham.