Teaching Philosophy

I believe that higher education institutions have a responsibility to foster students’ civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions, as well as their global consciousness. I anticipate contributing to this civic mission through the development of rigorous and relevant course content, emphasis on discussion and debate, and the shared cultivation of a community that challenges students to consider diverse perspectives with mutual respect and civility.
My hope is that students leave my classes feeling prepared and excited to pursue their chosen field, while also recognizing their civic potential and responsibility to others, near and far.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courses


University of Michigan
Assistant Professor, graduate level:

Comparative and International Education
Ethnography

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Teaching Assistant, graduate level:

Interviewing in Qualitative Research
Introduction to Qualitative Research
Participant Observation
Analyzing Culture: Dialogue, Discourse, and Theme
Education in Armed Conflict
Building Institutional Capacity for Large-scale Educational Reform: International Cases
Educating for Democracy: The Case of Facing History and Ourselves
Everyday Antiracism for Educators
Growing Up in a Media World
Children’s Literature
Adolescent Literature

 


New York University, Stern School of Business
Adjunct Instructor, undergraduate level:

Business and its Publics: Inquiry and Discourse

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University at Buffalo, Department of Anthropology
Teaching Assistant, undergraduate level:

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Anthropology of Religion
Magic, Sorcery, and Witchcraft
Men, Women, and War
Warfare

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