Teaching

I’ve been teaching since I was a master’s student and it’s something I really love. I teach undergraduate students for both the History and Women’s and Gender Studies departments at my university. I’ve taught both in-person and online classes and I enjoy the advantages (and the challenges!) that come along with both types of delivery methods.

Christine de Pizan in British Library Harley 4431, fol. 259v.

Below you’ll find some basic information on the classes I regularly teach for my university:

  • HIST 101 – Western Civilization. I design and sole-teach this course with an average class size of 45 students per section. This course covers a vast time period, ranging from prehistory to ca 1700, and is organized around specific themes that we trace throughout the different time periods under study. I also place an emphasis on primary sources reading and research.
  • HIST 101 – Western Civilization Web-Based. I design and sole-teach this six-week online summer course. This course mirrors the in-person HIST 101 above. This course maintains the same themes and emphasis on primary source reading and research.
  • HIST 203 – Introduction to Medieval Europe.  I design and sole-teach this six-week online summer course. This course focuses on the period from the collapse of the Roman Empire to ca 1550. We focus on the human element in this course, with a particular emphasis on the history of the body, of relationships between peoples, and of the interaction between humans and the environment.
  • WGST 170 – Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies. I design and sole-teach two sections of this in-person course per semester with an average class size of 30 students per section. This course centers personal experiences and current events to help students engage with the importance of feminism and intersectional activism.
  • WGST 170 Online – Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies Web-Based. I design and sole-teach two sections of this online course per semester with an average class size of 30 students per section. In this course I aim to use up-to-date technological programs including VoiceThread and Blackboard Collaborate to recreate the in-class experience for online students.
  • WGST 220 – Medieval Women Mystics. I design and sole-teach this six-week online summer course. This course combines historical and modern popular culture approaches to studying current and past depictions of both medieval women and mysticism.
  • WGST 242 – Women’s Health and Fitness. I design and sole-teach this six-week online summer course. This course introduces students to an intersectional approach to health and wellness, with a focus on sexism, racism, classism, and ableism in the American healthcare system. The course concludes with students designing their own personal wellness plans to enhance mental and physical health.  
  • WGST 330 – Feminist Theory. I design and sole-teach one section of this course per semester with an average class size of 30 students. This course introduces students to various aspects of feminist theory and is required by Women’s and Gender Studies majors.
  • WGST 490 – Undergraduate Teaching Practicum. I design and sole-teach this course for my 5 undergraduate teaching assistants. This class focuses on introducing students to methods of feminist pedagogy and teaching styles.
  • WGST 790 – Graduate Teaching Practicum. As Lead Graduate Instructor, I co-teach this course with both the Director and Assistant Director of Women’s and Gender Studies. This course is required for the 5 Graduate Instructors teaching for the department and aims to enhance pedagogical experience in the introductory-level classroom.