I have had the opportunity to teach two undergraduate courses and one continuing studies class, as well as carried out duties as teaching assistant for a number of courses over the years.
As a feminist anthropologist, I seek in my teaching to use an empathetic ethnographic lens to carry out a radical humanizing project where exotic alterities and inequality-blind stances are effectively challenged. As instructor, I seek to apply anti-racist and feminist principles to promote social change from within the classroom.
SOCI/ANTH 480 Urban Ethnographic Field School
Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia
In the summer of 2015, I co-taught a six-week hands-on ethnographic and qualitative research field school to fourth-year anthropology and sociology students. The field school is carried out in partnership with UBC Learning Community located in the downtown eastside of Vancouver. Each student is placed in a community organization to put in practice the skills learned in the classroom while reciprocating with practical projects arranged under a service learning pedagogical model.
SA 396 Ethnography of Mexico
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Simon Fraser University
In the fall of 2014, I taught a selected regional areas class focused on Mexico. In this course I introduced the students to some of the most prominent contemporary works and debates in the ethnohistories and ethnographies of Mexico and Mexicans.
International Teaching Assistants and Graduate Students Program
Centre for Intercultural Communication, University of British Columbia
In this eleven-week continuing studies class, I co-taught international graduate students the basics of teaching and facilitating in post-graduate intercultural settings like Canada.
Department of Anthropology and Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia
I have been a TA for the following courses:
- ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
- ANTH 300 Contemporary Anthropological Theory (3x)
- ANTH 312 Gender Relations
- ANTH 332 Oral Traditions
- ANTH 378 Anthropology of Media
- ANTH 400 History of Anthropology
- FMST 316 Human Sexuality