Teaching and Mentoring
My mentoring philosophy increasingly leans toward the "guide on the side" model of teaching with a special emphasis on the skills students need to navigate a lifetime of learning. In all my coursework, I encourage students to consider how various ethical standpoints apply to the complex data and theories which frame our understanding of today's social problems.
With my affiliations in different programs, I teach undergraduates and Master's students in Anthropology, as well as undergraduates in the interdisciplinary International Studies major. I also contribute to doctoral committees in programs that include Entomology, Forestry and Environmental Resources, and Design.
I occasionally work with undergraduate teams to carry out research. For the academic year 2018-2019, I will be working with students to explore how US-born employers and their immigrant employees navigate the workplace as a cultural meeting ground.
Lists of research, internship, and post-graduation opportunities that I encourage students to explore can be found by following this link to student advising resources.