I teach courses that focus on environmental politics, postcolonial & feminist geographies, science and technology studies, development studies, and Latin American politics. I am committed to training critical thinkers from a variety of backgrounds, and I keep my classes grounded in contemporary politics even when we are studying theoretical or historical texts. My students always teach me a lot, and I strive especially to meet the needs of nontraditional students, including but not limited to student parents, first generation students, returning students, and international students.
In Spring 2021, I will be teaching a new graduate seminar, Nature, Technoscience, Justice (450:606). This course is designed to think through connections between Geography, environmental justice, and Science and Technology Studies. Attending to both historical legacies and contemporary challenges, we will explore the political philosophies, economic processes, and technoscientific practices that make environmental justice such an elusive goal today. Please contact me if you have questions regarding this course.
Prior to returning to academia, I was also the Research Service-Learning Coordinator for the Hart Leadership Program at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy (2009-10). In this position, I mentored undergraduates through the process of designing and implementing research projects in collaboration with community partners in North Carolina and around the world. I remain committed to coaching students engaged in participatory and community-based research at Rutgers.