My philosophy is informed by my teaching experiences over the past decade, from being the undergraduate instructor for a student-led course at UC Berkeley to the sole instructor for an undergraduate social theory class at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in Fall 2019. From these experience, I believe in treating the classroom as a domain of reflexive knowledge production.
My hope is to cultivate students’ self-affirmed legitimacy as researchers. To do so, my teaching philosophy starts with the fact that my students are humans first. I build this into classroom pedagogy and policy by using the classroom to teach substantive academic material and using the lesson plans to also teach skills that can help students navigate the college and university environment.
Through teaching in my future courses, I hope to continue creating classroom environments in which the students can develop their own learning styles, enabling them to enter the current world with critical analytical tools. I am prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate level seminars and lecture courses in the sociologies of racism, colonialism, history of education, and culture and organizations. In addition, I am prepared to teach theory and methodology courses regarding gender and sexuality theories and qualitative and ethnographic methods.
2019 University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Crime & Justice Studies Instructor, Social Theory. Fall 2019 Syllabus.
2017 Brown University, Department of Sociology Teaching Assistant, Introductory Statistics for Social Research, Elizabeth Fussell (Winter 2017)
2016 Brown University, Department of Sociology Teaching Assistant, Micro-Organizational Theory: Social Behavior in Organizations, Instructors Mark Suchman and Dan Hirschman (Fall 2016)
2015 University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy Public Policy and International Affairs Graduate Instructor, Microeconomics, Instructor Janet Gerson (Summer 15)
2015 University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy Graduate Student Instructor, Applied Econometrics, Instructor John DiNardo (Winter 15)
2014 University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy Tutor, Statistics for Social Sciences, Instructor Catherine Hausman (Fall 14)
2013 University of California Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy Student Teacher, Lobbying for Your Education (Spring 13)