Pedagogy

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Teaching Philosophy
My feminist pedagogy leads from intersectional analysis to action. I prepare students to better navigate structural discrimination in their own lives, and to better use their privilege as allies. To this end, I pair critical theory texts with activities that link this theory to lived experience, and that preemptively defuse common forms of pushback. My full teaching philosophy is available here.

Teaching Award
In spring 2015 I received the Ohio State University’s Graduate Associate Teaching Award (GATA). The GATA is OSU’s highest honor for graduate instructors, awarded to ten out of 3,000 instructors annually. News clip here.

Student Art-ivism
I assign final art and film projects to my students, who have created some fantastic activist art. A full page of samples is available here.

Solo Courses Taught 

Student Feedback & Growth
I improve my teaching through student feedback. Extensive student comments are here.  Highlights are here.

Turning Thought to Action: Sample Activities

Featured Teacher: Pedagogy of Laughter
In spring 2018, I served as featured teacher for the Ohio State University’s center for pedagogical excellence. In this role, I facilitated a roundtable and authored a blog post on the pedagogy of laughter as a tool for successful learning. My colleague Kristen Kolenz and I developed the pedagogy of laughter in a forthcoming article on feminist sex education.