As Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Social Sciences at Western Connecticut University, I regularly teach the following courses:
- Economic Anthropology
- Social and Cultural Theory
- Researching Social Issues
- Anthropology of the Middle East
- Women and Gender in the Middle East
- Sociology of the Community
- Culture and Law
- Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
In 2017, I received the Connecticut Board of Regents Award for Teaching Excellence and the Western Connecticut State University Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
I am developing a new course for Spring 2020 on Engaged and Public Anthropology, designed to help undergraduate students consider how anthropological analysis and methodologies can contribute directly to humanistic and social justice endeavors.
In the past, I have taught an immersive ethnographic field methods course in Barbados, with support from George Gmelch (SFU & Union College) and McGill University. My students and I kept a blog from this course, which was a fascinating adventure and rich learning experience for us all.