Primary Instructor, Summer@Brown
Engaging the Sociological Imagination (Summer 2019)
As part of the Summer@Brown pre-college program for juniors and seniors in high school, I designed and taught an introductory sociology course. This course provided an introduction to the discipline of sociology by exploring how sociology can help us understand the world we live in at the micro, meso, and macro level. The class was primarily discussion-based, though students also analyzed video clips, participated in simulations and roleplaying activities, and wrote two short papers – one reflective and one researched – applying their sociological imagination to topics important to them.
Primary Instructor, Brown University
Revolutions and Social Change (Spring 2017 – Download Syllabus)
As part of my Teaching Fellowship, I designed and taught an upper-level seminar in the sociology department. This course examined sociological theories of revolutions and revolutionary change through the lens of a wide variety of empirical case studies. Classes were primarily discussion-based, accompanied by short lectures and online discussions. At the end of the course, students produced either a research paper or a piece of historical fiction with extensive endnotes.
Teaching Assistant, Brown University
Economic Development and Social Change (Spring 2019)
As a teaching assistant for this course with Paget Henry in 2019, I held office hours, graded student work, and wrote and delivered a guest lecture on the economic development of the Persian Gulf region since 1908.
Perspectives on Social Interaction: An Introduction to Social Psychology (Fall 2018)
As a teaching assistant for this course with Gregory Elliott in 2018, I designed lesson plans for discussion sections – which involved coming up with a wide variety of examples of social psychology in action, from activities to video clips – held office hours, and graded student work. This course introduced students to symbolic interactionism and cognitive social psychology.
Macro-Organizational Theory (Springs 2015, 2016)
As a teaching assistant for this course with Mary Fennell in 2015, I designed an entire sequence of discussion sections and lesson plans to teach students how to research and write case analyses, taught discussion sections, graded student papers, held office hours, and gave guest lectures. With Mark Suchman in 2016, I contributed to the organization of the syllabus and design of assignments, designed lesson plans and led discussion sections, graded student papers, held office hours, and gave guest lectures. This course examined macro-sociological theories of organizations, and covered organizational ecology, institutional theory, and network theory, among others.
Micro-Organizational Theory (Falls 2014, 2015, 2016)
As a teaching assistant for this course with Mark Suchman from 2014 to 2016 and Dan Hirschman as a co-instructor with Mark Suchman in 2016, I designed lesson plans for and led discussion sections, held office hours, graded student papers, and gave guest lectures. This course examined micro-sociological theories of behavior in organizations, including decision-making, group dynamics, organizational culture, and power within organizations.
Writing Center, Brown University
Writing Associate (Fall 2018-Spring 2019)
As a writing associate, I met with students one-on-one as a peer and helped them work through the various stages of writing a paper, including brainstorming, outlining, organizing, and editing.
Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University
Reflective Teaching Seminar (2015)
As a participant in the Reflective Teaching Seminar, I developed reflective teaching practices.
Course Design Seminar (2016)
As a participant in the Course Design Seminar I learned basic principles of course design and produced two syllabi, one of which I used to teach in 2017.
Teaching Consultant Program (2018)
As a teaching consultant, I acted a peer facilitator for the Reflective Teaching Seminar and further developed my reflective teaching practices.
Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program (2018)
As a Graduate Teaching Fellow, I conducted teaching observations and provided feedback for graduate student instructors. I also conducted a collaborative research project on diversity in social science syllabi.