In my view, teaching represents an important form of applied anthropology. Through my teaching I strive to provide an anthropological lens through which students can begin to question their unexamined assumptions regarding issues such as race, gender, culture, international development, and environmental conservation. In an age of nationalistic isolationism, and xenophobia, undergraduate and graduate courses in anthropology have great potential to broaden student perspectives and contribute to public discourse.
My main teaching interests include introductory cultural anthropology, ecological and environmental anthropology, political ecology, gender and livelihoods, and the anthropology of colonialism and sub-Saharan Africa, among others.
I have been a teaching assistant for many courses, including African Ethnography, Cultural Anthropology, and Introduction to Anthropology (4 field), and others during my graduate career.
I have been the primary instructor for "How the World (Really) Works: The Anthropology of Globalization and Consumption" for the Department of Anthropology at the University of Georgia.
Syllabi to be added soon.