My approach to teaching is to foster a classroom in which the unknown is encouraged, questions are ongoing, and answers become conversations. I believe that the more students feel safe to participate, the further we can go with our analyses. I like to check in on my students on a regular basis, but also encourage them to contact me with concerns. I take this approach both theoretically and practically, fostering the same intersectional feminist ethics that we discuss in our classes. As a teacher who herself struggles with chronic pain, I am open and engaged to students with disabilities, marginalized identities, and any other concerns that might influence their work or participation. Above all, I value engagement and care, and am willing to make room for extensions and accommodations, so that students can engage within their means and offer their valuable perspectives in the classroom. My teaching practice engages a number of diverse and relevant tools. Through analyses of film, video games, music videos, books, podcasts, social media platforms, and more, I work with my students to develop a variety of skills that can be applied both within and outside of academia. As a media studies scholar, communication is key to my classroom, and I demonstrate this both theoretically and in practice. More than anything, my teaching practice aims to grow and adapt, in the same way that media, writing, and technologies do, so that my lessons can always remain engaging, practical, and valuable to the students I am so lucky to work with.
- Winter 2019. Instructor, COMS 367: Media and Cultural Context. Concordia University.
- 2018. Guest Lecturer, ENGL 255: Video Games and/as Literature. Concordia University.
- 2018. Guest Lecturer, ENGL 251: The Graphic Novel. Concordia University.
- 2017. Guest Lecturer, English. Dawson College.
- 2017. Guest Lecturer, COMS 310: Media and Feminist Studies. McGill University.
- 2017. Teaching Assistant, ENGL 262: British Literature 1660-1900. Concordia University.
- 2015. Teaching Assistant, ENGL 260: Introduction to Literary Study. Concordia University.