Emory University, American Studies Program

 “Race, Gender, and Cultural Representations in the U.S.,” Instructor

American Studies 201: Introduction to American Studies

(Spg. 2008, Spg. 2009, Sum. 2010)

Departmental interdisciplinary course focused on the intersections of race, class, gender and other categories of social difference in explorations of nationhood.  Course exposed students to key concepts and modes of inquiry that define American Studies, including notions of culture, diversity, and citizenship. Students examined a variety of cultural situations and productions exploring how individuals, groups, and institutions interact in different ways to give meaning to one’s “American” experience. The modules included: the Salem Witch Trials, nineteenth-century popular culture/Blackface Minstrelsy, the American West, the Civil Rights movement, and Hurricane Katrina.

Emory University, Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture and Society Program

“Visual Culture and the Popular Memory of the Civil Rights Movement,” Instructor

IDS 216: Visual Culture (Summer 2009)

This course introduced students to the historiography, debates, and visual representations of the modern Civil Rights Movement  and the theoretical dimensions of photography, film, documentary, and commemorative landscapes. 

Emory University and Carver School of the Arts, Problem Based Learning Across Curriculum Program (PBLAC)

“Visual Arts” (Fall 2008 and Spring 2009), Teaching Fellow

Worked with a team of high school educators, graduate students, and scholars to develop and implement a visual arts curriculum that merged the pedagogical goals and guidelines of Atlanta Public Schools with problem-based learning techniques.

Emory University, African-American Studies Program

“Black Women Writers: The Emergence of a Tradition,” Teaching Assistant to Professor Rudolph Byrd

African-American Studies 385 (Spring 2007)

Assisted in an advanced undergraduate course that explored 19th and 20th century writings by African-American women who have written in the genres of the slave narrative and the novel. Tasks included leading class discussions, holding office hours, grading writing assignments in consultation with instructor, and updating the course Blackboard site.


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