Teaching

Fall 2020 & Winter 2021

Disability Anthropology. ANT 6062. Graduate Course. Department of Anthropology.  University of Toronto. Fall 2020.

Special Topics in Health Humanities: Disability Arts & Culture. HLTD53. *NEW* Undergraduate course. University of Toronto Scarborough. Fall 2020.

What is disability culture? What is disability art? Learn about disability and disability access in contemporary art practice. Get hands-on creative, arts management, or curatorial experience with a term project related to the Winter 2021 DMG exhibition, #CripRitual. Textbook: Studying Disability Arts and Culture: An Introduction by Petra Kuppers.

Upcoming Courses at the University of Toronto:

Introduction to Disability Studies. HLTB60. *NEW* B-level undergraduate course at UTSC. Counts toward the Health Studies majors and the Health Humanities minor; ask about credit for another major. 2020-2021.


Past Teaching:

Special Topics in Health Humanities: Beyond the Patient Perspective: Documentary and Memoir Workshop. HLTD53. Undergraduate Course. Winter 2020. University of Toronto.

Special Topics in Health Humanities: Global Disability Studies. HLTC52. Winter 2020. University of Toronto.

Anthropology of Sexuality and Gender. ANT6061. Graduate Course. Fall 2019. University of Toronto.

Introduction to Health Humanities. HLTB50. Undergraduate Course. Fall 2019. University of Toronto Scarborough.

Disability Anthropology. Graduate Course. Fall 2018. University of Toronto.

Critical Human Rights and Global Postsocialism. RSEE 365 01 / ANTH460 & ANTH 549 / E&RS 531. Spring 2018. Yale University.

Course Flyer for Critical Human Rights and Global Postsocialism, Yale Unviersity Spring 2017. Small Image of a 1962Soviet Globalism poster showing people of different ethnic backgrounds hands held and raised in front of a globe, with the words Peace! Friendship! in Russian in red text. Followed by course description: his new advanced seminar considers Human Rights and Socialism as modernist, utopian visions for global justice in human society. In the late 20thcentury, socialist visions for justice in the future lost ground, as the doctrine of human rights was put forth by many as a standard bearer for checks on justice across political territories. This course traces the variety of critical approaches that scholars have taken to the problem of human rights, with a focus on ethnography and sociocultural anthropology, or how human rights actually function in daily life. Emphasizing postsocialism, this course foregrounds the so-called second world (Russia, China, and other post/socialist countries) and the global impact of socialism as a moral doctrine for justice. Students write a term paper in which they focus in on either a region or a topic (disability rights, LGBTQ rights, right to education, humanitarian medical intervention, etc). Students are encouraged to develop their own point of view about human rights as transnational humanitarian legal policy and political philosophy. Suitable for students with an interest in Postsocialism and Socialism, Sociocultural/Medical Anthropology, Human Rights and Humanitarianism, and regional interests related to Russia, Eastern and Central Europe, China, and other socialist and postsocialist regions.

Critical Human Rights and Global Postsocialism. RSEE 365 01 / ANTH460 & ANTH 549 / E&RS 531. Spring 2018. Yale University.

Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Russia: Ethnography and Social Theory. Anthropology 325/Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies 327/Euro&Russian Studies 532. Fall 2017. Yale University.

Queer & Crip Theory (CGS 102). Program in Critical Gender Studies. Summer Session 2017. University of California, San Diego.

Performance and Cultural Studies (COMM 111P). Department of Communication. Spring Quarter 2017. University of California, San Diego.

Ethnography in Practice (ANSC 173). Department of Anthropology. Spring Quarter 2017. University of California, San Diego.

The Problem of Voice (COMM 127). Department of Communication. Winter Quarter 2017. University of California, San Diego.

“UNITAS” – a year-long course on diversity & democracy, and ethnography as a social justice practice (ANTH 92 and ANTH 93). Department of Anthropology. Fall 2013-Spring 2014; Fall 2014-Spring 2015. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.