My teaching -- in both content and process -- is an extension of my critical interest in social inequality. I teach in a range of topics, and train students in critical, reflective, and creative scholarly practices & principles of community-based research. I enjoy developing and leading courses across many levels, including lower division, upper division, and graduate courses. As part of my pedagogical reflection and strategy I also maintain a teaching blog called Pedagogies: Reflections on what matters in the classroom, and a Youtube channelwhere I post short instructional videos such as this.
- Approaches to Social Research (BIS 312; Autumn 2014)
- Meanings & Realities of Inequality (BIS 445; Winter 2015)
- UW collegium seminar for freshmen (Winter 2015)
- Politics of Sex Education (BIS 219; Spring 2015)
- Regulating Sexuality: Activism, Policy, and Everyday Life (BIS 490/BCULST 593; Spring 2015)
Other Recent Courses
- Cultural Studies Research Practices (BCULST 502)
- Visual Documentation Praxis (HUM 596/ANTH 536)
- New Directions in Cultural Research (HUM 498)
- Internships (BIS 495)
- Sex Work, Sexual Health, & Global Human Rights (BIS 490)
- Multi-Media Storytelling for Social Transformation (BIS 490)
- Global & Local Health Inequalities (BIS 493)
- (trans)Gendering Sexuality
- Family in US Society (BIS 331)
- Approaches to Social Research (BIS 312)
- Filming the Real (CUSP 104/107)
- American Idol(s): How Stories shape Culture and Identity (CUSP 104/107)
Sample Student Projects
- In partnership with the Safe Schools Coalition, students in BIS 498 created a 9 minute film entitled "Alone, Together" along with a curriculum guide & tool kit. Click to see film and tool kit Here
- Students in BIS 219 produced a Sexual Health Fair for the UW campus and community.
- Students in BIS 490 created Multi-media webpages around social topics including Water, the War on Drugs, and the Cost of Health.