STATEMENT ON TEACHING

Universities play a valuable role in civil society by promoting critical thinking, data use and interpretation, and broader awareness of critical histories. I take very seriously the part I play in empowering students to be active participants in the social world. I encourage my students to engage with social theories and data through courses and research apprenticeships in order to give them the tools they need to categorize and critique information and the organizational environments we inhabit.


As a teacher, I strive to support diverse student perspectives, experiences, and learning styles through course design and through the content I teach. I especially strive to support first generation students. In recognition of my work in this regard I was awarded the campus Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Distinguished Teaching Award at UC San Diego in 2017.


 

COURSE LIST

Syllabi available on request

INEQUALITY AND SOCIAL CHANGE: RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER

Spring 2021
Spring 2015

LAW AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Spring 2021

URBAN SOCIOLOGY

Fall 2020

SOCIAL INEQUALITY AND PUBLIC POLICY

Fall 2017
Spring 2017

SOCIAL PROBLEMS

Summer 2016