Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Philosophy

My aim in teaching is to create a socially just pedagogy, one that draws on multiple perspectives, voices, and rhetorics and focuses on inclusion in the broadest sense of the word. Students in my classes learn to respect the opinions of others, to listen, and to share their views. This approach necessarily means that challenging discussions ensue; however, because students learn how to support a motivated claim with concrete evidence, including first-hand experience and local ethnographic research, they move beyond unsubstantiated opinions into reasoned debate.

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