TEACHING

I decided to major in Sociology after taking Introduction to Sociology as a first-semester freshman. I especially love doing sociology in the classroom because I believe in it’s ability to captivate the minds of young thinkers just as I was intellectually intrigued by this discipline in the Fall of 2005. To date, I have taught five Sociology courses and have served as a Teaching Assistant for several others.

Sociology classrooms are particularly special places to cultivate knowledge and engage critical thinking skills because students contain a wealth of knowledge as a result of their various lived experiences. For this reason, my classes heavily rely on in-depth discussion in addition to lectures and course readings. Discussion provides the opportunity for students, as well as myself, to learn from one another, and also creates space for the incorporation of pop-culture and current events.

To gain a better understanding of how I pair course texts with current events and class activities, please see my book review published in Teaching Sociology and my teaching and learning guide published in Sociology Compass.

Teaching Experience
Spring 2018- Sociology of Sport
(Department of Sociology, University of Cincinnati)

Fall 2018- Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Media
(Department of Sociology, University of Cincinnati)

Summer 2017- Introduction to Sociology
(Department of Sociology, University of Cincinnati)

Spring 2017- Contemporary Social Problems
(Department of Sociology, University of Cincinnati)

Spring 2014- Introduction to Sociology
(Department of Sociology, Middle Tennessee State University)

Teaching-Assistant Experience
Spring 2018- Introduction to Black Women’s Studies: The Power and Politics of Black Girl Magic
(Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Cincinnati)

Summer 2013- Race, Class and Gender– Online
(Department of Sociology, Middle Tennessee State University )

Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, & Spring 2013- Introduction to Sociology
(Department of Sociology, Middle Tennessee State University)

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