Overview of my approach to teaching

At the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay, I teach in Democracy & Justice Studies, Political Science, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, and Global Studies. My interdisciplinary expertise in critical carceral studies, law and society, African studies, and feminist and postcolonial studies positions me to teach courses that crosscut many topics. I have created a variety of introductory and upper-level courses that take a critical and global approach to understanding systems of privilege and oppression (syllabi linked below). Through these courses and my research, I work to develop strategies to teach abolition, and I am always enthusiastic to collaborate with others (contact me). My teaching philosophy is centered on challenging and supporting students to build digital literacy skills and a critical consciousness, and I achieve this through high-impact practices.

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (Assistant Professor)

DJS 101: Introduction to Democracy and Justice Studies
Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023

DJS 198: First Year Seminar: Birth of the Police
Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022

DJS 363: Global Politics of Policing
Spring 2022, Spring 2023

PS 100: Global Politics and Society
Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022

PS 353: Politics of Developing Areas
Spring 2023

WGSS 201: Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
Fall 2022, Summer 2023

CS 146: GPS Service-Learning Seminar
Spring 2023

Odyssey Beyond Bars (Tutor)

English 100: Introduction to College Composition
Columbia Correctional Institution, Spring 2022; Green Bay Correctional Institution, Fall 2022-Spring 2023

University of Wisconsin-Madison (Teaching Assistant)

Political Science/International Studies 439: The Comparative Study of Genocide
Teaching Assistant for Scott Straus, Spring 2020

History 277: Africa: An Introductory Survey
Teaching Assistant for Neil Kodesh, Fall 2019

International Studies 523: Culture and the Global Workplace
Teaching Assistant for Online Course of International Internships Program, Summer 2019

African Cultural Studies 277: Africa: An Introductory Survey
Teaching Assistant for Matthew Brown, Spring 2019

Political Science 160: Introduction to Political Theory
Head Teaching Assistant for Daniel Kapust, Fall 2018

Select Awards and Honors

Student Nominated Teaching Recognition
Recognizes faculty who have impacted students’ learning and growth.
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, AY 2021-2022

Continuity of Instruction Award, College of Letters & Sciences
Recognizes L&S graduate students who provided exceptional continuity of instruction support to their department and delivered exceptional student experience in a remote instructional setting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2020