Teaching

At Kalamazoo College, I have taught courses on anthropology of humanitarianism, Immigration and Exile, anthropology of human rights, and introduction to anthropology and sociology. As an instructor, I strive to create a collaborative environment, and design my courses by thinking how to equip my students with the ability to converse fluently and clearly about issues that have become the focus of political tension and scholarly interest. 

Throughout my teaching, I have worked with students of diverse backgrounds, including speakers of other languages, individuals with disabilities, and international students, during weekly office hours to help them not only understand but also apply concepts to their own work and experiences to further enhance their learning. I can offer courses on general as well as more targeted topics on forced displacement, humanitarianism, and citizenship and statelessness.

A sample of classes I can teach include:

Anthropology of Displacement and Belonging

Anthropology of Humanitarianism

State, Borders, and Refugees in the Middle East