While I currently work full-time for Indiana University, I continue to enjoy teaching courses at American University. I transformed my traditional face-to-face "Gender and Violence" course into an online class, and I have also developed a new online course called "Gender, Violence, and Inequality."
Feminist values strongly influence my teaching style; I value the inclusion of numerous diverse voices in the classroom. At the same time, I urge students to self-reflectively explore how their voices come from differing levels of privilege and power, and I actively encourage students to think about how their presentations of self in the classroom reflect the ways in which culture has influenced them, and the ways in which they interact with other students. Because I teach courses that are emotionally taxing and psychologically triggering, I continually remind my students of the importance of paying attention to our emotions and our responses to what we are reading and learning about. Students in my classes often tell me that I am one of the only professors they have who expresses interest in their emotional wellbeing, and that they appreciate the self-care practices that I incorporate into our classes and assignments.
You are welcome to adapt my syllabi for your own courses or trainings. Please email me if you have any questions or comments about my syllabi or are interested in talking about teaching with me.