Teaching Philosophy

I see my role in the classroom as an inseparable extension of my commitments to expansive notions of abolition. My approach to education as a liberatory practice combines content-area knowledge with rigorous engagements with theory, building on students’ personal experiences, and strengthening students’ abilities to effectively communicate their ideas across fields of knowledge and praxis. I see these as the pillars supporting students in understanding, imagining, and making the world they want to see.

Current Courses

  • Racial Capitalism (Graduate Seminar, Fall 2022)
  • Theory in Asian American Studies (Fall 2022)
  • Sociocultural Theories in Ethnic Studies (Graduate Seminar, Winter 2022)
  • The US Prison Industrial Complex (Winter 2022)

Other Courses Taught

  • Race and Environment
  • Introduction to Asian American Studies
  • Race and State Violence (Graduate Seminar)
  • The US Prison Industrial Complex
  • Racial Capitalism (Graduate Seminar)
  • Asians in the US (Intro to Asian American Studies, Hunter College)
  • Introduction to Geography (Lehman College)

Other Courses and Workshops

  • Curating Your Academic Web Presence
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Basics of Web Development
  • Introduction to Python
  • Introduction to the *sh command line (*nix/BSD/GNU tools)