TEACHING

TEACHING STATEMENT

I entered academia to produce scholarship that illuminates the histories, philosophies, and cultures of feminist, queer, and of color communities in the US and globally. My goal as an instructor is to share this knowledge with students, while also nurturing their critical thinking skills and their amplification of their own voices. In my courses, I heavily incorporate visual and experiential teaching strategies so that students can connect the relevance of heavy topics such as postwar trauma, domestic violence, and police brutality to their individual lives and work—to break down the barriers between theory and practice, between what’s out there and what’s right here. I aim to have students leave my classes with not only historical facts and critical theories, but with some practical tools for productively engaging with power at the interpersonal and institutional levels.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND COURSE DEVELOPMENT

Full-Time Lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington Bothell, Fall 2016-present

  • Art, Politics, and Social Change. Fall 2016, Spring 2018
  • Critical Diversity Studies. Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Spring 2018
  • Gender and Sexuality. Fall 2017, Spring 2018
  • Another World is Possible: Community Building Through Socially Engaged Art. Co-taught with Anida Yoeu Ali. Winter 2018
  • Public Memory and Dissent in U.S. Culture. Winter 2018
  • Interdisciplinary Inquiry. Winter, Spring, and Fall 2017
  • Introduction to Feminist Studies. Summer 2017
  • Introduction to Cultural Research Methods. Fall 2016

Postdoctoral Instructor, Asian American Studies Department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Spring 2016

  • Asian Americans and the Arts

Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Women and Gender Studies, San Francisco State University, Spring 2015

  • Gender, Sexuality, and the Politics of Mobility

Visiting Faculty, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, San Francisco Art Institute, 2012-2015

Undergraduate

  • Carlos Villa: Predecessors, Contemporaries, Legacies. Spring 2015
  • Introduction to Critical Theory. Spring 2015 and Spring 2014
  • Everyone In Their Right Place [Visual and Popular Cultures of Sub/Urban Development]. Fall 2014
  • Empire, Slavery, and the Making of the Human. Spring 2014
  • Domestic Disturbances: The Culture and Politics of “Home.” Spring 2013

Graduate

  • Introduction to Women of Color, Third World, and Indigenous Feminisms. Fall 2014
  • Asian American Public Art, Performance, and Politics. Fall 2013
  • Envisioning Trauma: Visual Culture and Violence. Fall 2012

Graduate Lecturer, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego, 2011-2012

  • Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity. Winter 2012
  • Race, Gender and Sexuality in Film. Summer 2011