I currently teach a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses related to gender, Asian studies, global policy and development, and anthropology at the Keough School of Global Affairs at Notre Dame. These include Culture in/and Development, Paradoxes of Human Rights, and Gender and Development. While all of my courses are interdisciplinary, they are grounded in my commitment to teaching interpretive, inductive, ethnographic approaches to understanding the pitfalls and possibilities of development processes around the world.
In previous positions at the University of Chicago, Williams College, and North Dakota State University, I taught courses on human rights, contemporary South Asia, linguistic anthropology, medical anthropology, psychological anthropology, and gender and sexuality studies. At NDSU I designed and taught the core theory and methods courses in the cultural anthropology program. For many years I worked with Chicago’s Writing Program, teaching advanced academic writing in the social sciences and research proposal design.
I have written about my approach to teaching ethnographic reasoning for Somatosphere here.