Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching is guided by my passion for narrative form, and to train students in using written and visual texts to unpack the politics of representation.  I consider narrative one of the most fruitful means of teaching students the real-world impact of deep philosophical questions, as it demonstrates that ethics and politics do not just exist in the realm of academic abstraction, and are manifest in everyday life. I use various means to make written and visual texts come alive for my students, such as various forms of social media like Twitter and blogging, bringing students academic conferences and events, and getting students involved in producing content for The Stockton Postcolonial Studies Website.

Courses

I offer a range of courses at Stockton College, including:

Seminar in Feminist TheorySenior level capstone seminar for the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Minor

Introduction to Cultural Studies–advanced level cross-listed literature and philosophy course on the theory and application of Saussure, Barthes and Foucault

British Literature II–survey of British literature from the 18th-21st century

Modernism and Empire–advanced level literature topics course on the role of colonialism in Modernist aesthetics

Senior Seminar: Postcolonial Theory–capstone literature course on postcolonial theory, including readings by Frantz Fanon, Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak, Robert JC Young, Chimamande Adichie, Chinua Achebe

Introduction to Literary Research–intermediate level research methodologies course

Cultures of Colonialism–lower-level survey course on literatures and empire, including fiction and films from and about Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Jamaica

 

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