Teaching / Mentoring / Curriculum
I am an award-winning instructor and committed mentor. Including Fall 2023, I have served as a graduate student instructor for eight semesters, winning an "outstanding" teaching award in the 2018-19 school year. I have taught both discussion sections tied to large lecture courses and small seminars. In 2020 and 2023, Prof. Kim Voss and I were awarded a grant from UC Berkeley's Art of Writing program to develop a writing-intensive seminar that taught students how to communicate social scientific research to the public. In 2021, I designed and was the sole instructor for a seminar entitled "Journalism & Politics." In 2022, I was selected through a competitive process to serve as the Blumer Fellow graduate student instructor for a pedagogy seminar. The class served graduate students entering their first semester of teaching at Berkeley.
Beyond the classroom, I have mentored Berkeley sociology majors completing their senior thesis every academic year since 2017. I have also volunteered as a Social Sciences Research Pathways mentor through the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.
For the past two years, I have served as a Sociology Department Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Curriculum Fellow. With other fellows, I analyzed six years of undergraduate syllabi to foster discussion about the future of the department's teaching. I also co-led a seminar exploring theoretical perspectives not often included on department syllabi, an effort that included discussions of work by Stuart Hall, Audre Lorde, and Michel-Rolph Trouillot.