To support my nightlife class during the COVID-19 pandemic, Assistant Professor of Dance Al Evangelista and I hosted a midday speaker series Disco Déjeuner: Lunchtime Conversations on the Future of Nightlife. Speakers included multi-hyphenate artists, activists, academics, and entrepreneurs discussing the way forward. A list of the speakers and more information can be found here.
Article: Responding to Wobbly Classrooms through Scaffolded, Peer-Led, Small-Group Presentations of Personal Learning Goals: The Beyond the Book Tool
This article in Teaching Sociology discusses a pedagogical technique I developed while teaching my SOCI/GSFS 203: Sociology of Sexuality. Teaching topics that implicate student identities, traumas, and/or activism is challenging because students often come with very personal attachments to curricular and extracurricular topics, such as in courses on sexualities, race, gender, and/or social movements. These […]
For four years I led the academic components of Cleveland Immersion Program that took students into Cleveland to explore Northeast Ohio. You can learn more about it in this news article.
I’m teaching my sociology of sexuality class this semester. I often leave a gap in the syllabus for students to pick a topic that hasn’t been addressed. It helps me learn new things from them, respond to current events, and fill in the topical gaps for a class that students’ in which students are often […]