TEACHING

Teaching is one way to make research work for the community. Below is a selection of my residential teaching, presentations, and online courses. Reach out if you’d like to learn more about a specific course or project.

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ENVISIONING AN ANTI-RACIST WORLD DESIGN CHALLENGE

A remote design challenge allowing residential students to respond to the events of 2020-21 through community-centered design. Created in collaboration with staff from the University of Michigan's Center for Academic Innovation, Arts Initiative, Center for Socially Engaged Design, Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and XR initiative.

In addition to managing the development team, I mentored student projects in DEIJ design principles in the Innovation in Action Incubator program. Learn more about the teams here.

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FEMINISM: ORIGINS TO EVOLUTION TEACH-OUT

An free, open online learning experience offering inter-generational perspectives on feminism. I designed this course to highlight student work in collaboration with high school and university students from the Gender Consciousness Project alongside faculty and community advocates from the University of Michigan.

An archived version of the course is forthcoming Summer 2021.

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POLICE BRUTALITY IN AMERICA TEACH-OUT

A rapid response learning experience created to contextualize the protest movements of June 2020. I co-designed this course with staff at the Center for Academic Innovation to highlight a range of expert and community voices on the history, law, and movements surrounding policing in the United States.

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BEYOND THE RESEARCH PAPER: GAME DESIGN FOR THE CLASSROOM

A remote workshop on teaching game design assignments in college courses presented at the Duke Symposium for Innovative Pedagogy in Spring 2020.

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SPACE AFTER SPUTNIK: SCIENCE FICTION IN THE SPACE AGE

What happens to science fiction after humans have entered space? This undergraduate literature looked at impact of space travel and the space race on 20th century science fiction to discuss the relationship between reality and fiction.

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SCIENCE FICTION, SCIENCE FACT

An introductory writing course for the Thompson Writing Program exploring genres imagining our technological world through art and science. Students learned to apply methods of cultural analysis to interdisciplinary subjects through primary and secondary research.