In my teaching, I seek to convey how everyday relationships, objects, and nature are far from ‘natural.' I teach to sharpen our “ethnographic eye” not only to unpack all human relations as a matter of inquiry, but also to question our ordinary relations with the nonhuman world. From our cellphones to companion animals we inquire how objects and nature make ‘us,' and how we make ‘them.’
In 2019 I experimented teaching an introductory seminar to social sciences through insects and I allowed my students to submit insect-related art projects. In my introductory courses I aim to generate interest in social research as a tool to achieve eco-social justice.
In the fall 2020 I will be teaching 1502 Questioning Society and 2500 Introduction to Social Theory. For inquiries related with teaching in general and these courses please contact me here.
Undergraduate Courses Fall 2020
An introduction to the study of social and cultural life including basic concepts and terminology of sociology and anthropology.
An introduction to the key figures and major ideas in the allied disciplines of sociology and anthropology.