I teach interdisciplinary courses about the cultural politics of decolonization, environmentalism, feminism, sexuality, and health.
My geographical areas of specialization are the Caribbean and Latin America.
As a teacher, I am committed to working with students to help them develop research skills in ethnographic methods, as well as gently but firmly leading them into the thicket of theory and writing. My intent is always to bolster intellectual autonomy and foster creativity in people of all ages and social backgrounds.
I see teaching as a dialogical exchange that enriches both students and pedagogues, and am repeatedly encouraged by the endless power of this engagement.
When all else fails, there is always knowledge and the sharing of ideas to inspire and move me, to lead me towards greater freedom for myself and for all beings in the world, and to give me a sense of purpose and celebration as I witness my students achieve their academic dreams and professional goals.
Starting in the spring and continuing now in Fall Quarter of 2020, I have been teaching classes online, like most of the academic world, due to the pandemic of COVID-19.
This fall I am teaching two classes: "Medicine and Society" and "Social Research for Social Change".
Check out blogs for some of my past classes here, here, here, and here.
Below are some snapshots of my teaching in action from Puerto Rico, Morocco, and Michigan.
Please leave me a message below (in the water) if you'd like to know more.