I teach a range of courses that focus on environmental politics, postcolonial & feminist geographies, international development, 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 Fall 2019, I will begin teaching at Rutgers with a graduate seminar, Environment and Development (GEOG 517). This course is designed as a critical introduction to key debates around social inequality and nature, broadly construed. Attending to both historical legacies and contemporary challenges, we will explore the political philosophies, economic processes, and technoscientific practices that make socio-environmental justice such an elusive goal today. Please contact me if you have questions regarding this course.
In Spring 2020, I expect to be teaching a 200-level undergraduate course on Environmental Justice and a 300-level course on Latin American Geographies. In Fall 2020, I will likely be teaching a 400-level seminar on Feminist Geographies. Stay tuned for more information about these courses.
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, International Area Studies, UC Berkeley. Spring 2014.
Development in Theory and History. Graduate Student Instructor, Geography/International Area Studies, UC Berkeley. Spring 2014.
Postcolonial Geographies. Graduate Student Instructor. Geography/International Area Studies, UC Berkeley. Fall 2013.
Prior to returning to graduate school, 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.