I believe that my role as an educator is to facilitate conversation amongst students as colleagues and collaborators. In my teaching, I incorporate interdisciplinary literature and real-world events as tangible examples that accompany social theory and critique. Reading public scholarship—works written by academics published freely on the web, activist texts, research journalism, and autoethnographic essays—is fundamental to this pedagogy. These readings encourage students to keep thinking about sophisticated concepts all the while forgoing jargon that creates barriers to sharing knowledge between the academy and public institutions. My classes are designed as project-based learning workshops that encourage students to embrace commitment to long-term thinking and hopeful attitudes towards change. Project-based learning familiarizes students with different genres of writing and clarifies the steps necessary to constructing sound research projects.
ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM IN THE AMÉRICAS
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies
[CCAS M187 / HISTORY M151E / URBAN PLANNING M187]
Summer Semester 2022
Department of Anthropology
Summer Semester 2021