Teaching

I have taught a variety of courses traversing time and space both as an instructor and teaching assistant. I have designed and taught two undergraduate writing seminars on global animal histories and theories of human-animal interactions. Teaching history writing to students from across the university has been important to the development of my pedagogy. In my classes, I not only teach and lead discussion on historical methodologies, concepts, and information particular to the given topic, but I also draw attention to research and writing strategies. We discuss thesis statements, argumentation, choosing evidence to support an argument, acknowledging counter-evidence, communicating effectively, articulating oral and written expression, and the practical aspects of learning, such as note-taking, active reading strategies, paragraph construction, and so on.

I have also taught undergraduate and graduate sections on the history of science in Western civilization, women and globalization, and, in Spring 2018, the early modern history of medicine and healing in China. I am prepared to teach world history surveys and classes on premodern and modern Southeast Asian history, histories of the Indian Ocean World, histories of the Pacific World, historical geography, political ecology, and global animal histories. I would also welcome the opportunity to teach surveys, general education courses, and create surveys and seminars on a range of other topics, including race, science, and colonialism; global environmental history; inter-Asian connections and Asian globalization; nationalism, religion, and decolonization in Asia; subaltern histories of Southeast Asia; historical research methods; and more. Please see sample syllabi below.

EXPERIENCE

Instructor

Freshman Writing Seminar: Diasporic Fauna: Histories of Overseas Animals. Cornell University, Fall 2017

Freshman Writing Seminar: Diasporic Fauna: Histories of Overseas Animals. Cornell University, Fall 2015

Guest Lecturer

Conservation with Communities for One Health (Veterinary Medicine/Natural Resources). I presented, “The Origins of Indonesia’s Orangutan Crisis.” Cornell University, February 15, 2018.

Teaching Assistant

Medicine and Healing in Early Modern China. Cornell University, Spring 2018

Science in Western Civilization: Newton to Darwin, Darwin to Einstein. Cornell University, Spring 2015

Women and Globalization. Ohio University, Fall 2009

Other

English Instructor

International Language Academy, Vung Tau, Vietnam. July 2006 – July 2007

Environmental Education Instructor

National Tropical Botanical Gardens, Kauai, Hawaii. June 2005 – September 2005

Baxter State Park, Millinocket, Maine. June 2002 – September 2002

Outdoor Education Coordinator and Environmental Education Instructor

College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico. August 2003 – June 2005

SAMPLE SYLLABI FOR FUTURE COURSES

Southeast Asia since the Eighteenth Century

Rhythms of the Monsoons: The Indian Ocean World

Histories of Geography, Cartography, and Exploration

Animals in World History

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