I have taught university undergraduate and graduate students, trained immigration and asylum lawyers, conducted on-air immigrant rights classes on radio and television, and educated US policymakers. Against the backdrop of widening inequality and systemic crises of governance and injustice, engaged and inspiring pedagogy to shape a better future has never been more crucial.
I teach with three central goals: 1) to critique and deconstruct the politics of the present by exploring the hidden histories and dynamics propping up contemporary power structures and ingrained inequalities; 2) guide students to actively and critically engage with the world around them through multi-media studies and creative fieldwork honed to their passions and skills; and 3) expand the politics of the possible through progressive praxis.
SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Borders, Migrants, and Refugees in the 21st Century (SISU 360): Spring 2023
Fieldwork, Uncertainty, and the Politics of Fear: Advanced International Studies Research Methods (SISU 306): Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023
Conquest, Cold War, Globalization: Latin America and the World (SISU 296) Spring 2018, Fall 2022
Introduction to International Studies Research (SISU 206): Fall 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022
Contemporary Latin America (SISU 214): Fall 2019
Violent Spaces (SISU 419): Spring 2019, Spring 2021