In both more and less advanced classrooms, the undergraduate students who I have guided through classes such as Introduction to Theatre and Speech Communication have experienced my experiments to use pedagogical exercises and digital tools to make collaboration possible. Together, we have created “class constitutions” to guide our interactions, YouTube videos on issues from their own lives, and creative designs for contemporary, radical re-imaginings of classical plays. It is crucial for me to show students that no one can fully answer any question or conundrum, but rather how all critical inquiry must rest on collaboration as a foundational principle. My classroom must reflect this as I want it to be a microcosm of my utopian fantasy of a perfect society: full of disagreement, critical conversation, and engagement on a cerebral, aesthetic, and affective level.

You can read my entire teaching statement here.

Classes Taught

2017 Dramatic Vision and Form

2016–2017 The History of American Burlesque

2015–2016 Speech Communication

2012–2014 Introduction to Theatre

2009 Performance/Activism

2006–2008 Cultural Studies and Gender Studies