I call it the Chernoff cha cha: What do you see? What does it mean? How do you know? It’s a dance of sociological inquiry, and describes my overall approach to teaching and learning.

I teach courses in culture and inequality, broadly conceived: urban and cultural sociology, social issues, race/class/gender, media, social change, social movements, representation, sociology of education, and qualitative methods. My courses teach analytic and critical thinking skills, engage with the real world as well as core concepts in sociological theory, and address issues of representation, power, and social inequality.

Graduate Faculty, Socially Engaged Art, Moore College of Art & Design

  • Research Methods

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Muhlenberg College, Undergraduate 2015-2017

  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 243: Sociology of Sex and Gender
  • SOC 289: Il/legal Identities (race/class/gender, prison industrial complex, inequality)
  • SOC 380: Sociology of Media and Culture
  • SOC 382: Queer Sociology

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Skidmore College, Undergraduate 2013-2015

  • SO 101: Sociological Perspectives (introduction)
  • SO 201: Social Issues (gateway course)
  • SO 251: Media and Representation (media, inequality, race/class/gender)
  • SO 251: Cultures of Resistance (social movements, culture, race/class/gender)
  • SO 251: High School Onscreen (education, gender, media)
  • SO 251: The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender, and Media (summer course)
  • SO 251: Cultures of Cities (urban, culture, race/class/gender)
  • SO 351: Sociology in Public (qualitative methods, social interaction, theory)
  • SO 351: Youth Culture In and Out of School (education, gender, media)

Instructor, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education 2007-2011
EDUC 545: School and Society (summer course)
EDUC 699: School and Society (year-long course, Teach for America students)

Instructor, Ursinus College, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Undergraduate 2009-2010
SOCI 110: Contemporary Issues (introduction to Sociology; fulfills diversity requirement)

Instructor, Moore College of Art and Design, Department of Art Education, Undergraduate 2008
ED 202: Engaging Community

Teaching Assistant, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education 2007-2010, 2012
EDUC 672: Introduction to Ethnographic Methods

EDUC 672: Advanced Ethnographic Methods

EDUC 721: Ethnographic Research Methods

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