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.
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.
Solo Courses Taught
- Gender, Sex & Power (Introduction to WGSS)
- Popular Culture: Race, Gender & Sexuality
- Hollywood, Women & Gender
- Masculinity, Race, Nation (originator)
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.