My teaching interests lie in global and transnational sociology, gender and reproduction, Asia and Asian America, Cold War technopolitics, and science, technology, health, and medicine, as well as sociological theory and qualitative and historical research methods. As an instructor, I strongly believe that enabling students to link their personal histories with broader social and political contexts is at the heart of an effective education in sociological thinking. Using a variety of teaching strategies, I work with students on achieving four key objectives: developing skills at original sociological analysis; effectively communicating sociological arguments; cultivating a critical sensitivity to diverse learning contexts; and appreciating the relevance of sociological analysis to personal life and multiple career paths.
I have instructed or served as a teaching assistant for the courses listed below. Descriptions, syllabi, and evaluations of these courses are available upon request.
Instructor of Record
- Gender and Society, Undergraduate-level lecture (Spring 2017)
- Race and Society: A Global Perspective, Undergraduate-level seminar (Summer 2016)
- Special Fields Paper Seminar, Graduate-level writing seminar (Fall 2015, Fall 2016)
- Industrial Revolutions (Spring 2012)
- Food, Politics, and Society (Winter 2012)
- Economy and Society (Fall 2011)
- Introduction to Sociology (Spring 2011)
Teaching Awards and Certifications
- Robert F. Winch Award for Outstanding Graduate Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University (2017)
- Teaching Certificate, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, Northwestern University (2016)
- Robert F. Winch Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University (2012)