At UCL I teach undergraduate and MA courses as well as supervise MA and PhD students. I have designed and taught my own seminars on writing and literature at introductory and advanced levels of the undergraduate degree at Cornell. During my time at Cornell, I participated in programs for mentoring both undergraduates and graduate students with a focus on supporting underrepresented minorities. My students have won expository essay prizes from the Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines.

My professional development has included leading interdisciplinary pedagogical workshops, courses on the teaching of writing, and coordinating a teaching support group for women of color. I share and develop my pedagogy through THATcamp digital humanities conferences and involvement through HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory).


Student Choice Teaching Award for Diverse and Inclusive Education, UCL

  • Christine Yao from the Department of English Language and Literature, who has championed inclusive education within her department and has been recognised by the students for the difference she has made to BME and LGBT+ students. Christine, or “Xine” as she is locally known, encourages her students to explore writers of colour whose work is not covered in more traditional Modern Literature courses. Her passion for the diverse texts she uses to cover different theories and ideas related to discrimination and dispossession generates experiences for students “unlike any other they have had on the course so far”. Link.

Dean’s Prize for Distinguished Teaching, College of Arts and Science, Cornell University

Inaugural Achievement in Teaching Prize, Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines, Cornell University

Graduate Research in Teaching Fellowship, Center for Teaching Excellence, Cornell University
Project: “Any Person, Any Study”: Race and Writing in the First-Year Writing Seminar

Awards for writing exercises and assignments, Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines

Graduate Resident Fellow, Hans Bethe House, Cornell University

Graduate Research Mentor, Office for Academic Diversity Initiatives, Cornell University

Click here for my full teaching portfolio. Contents include: sample syllabi and assignments, teaching philosophy, samples of student work, evaluation overviews, pedagogical presentations and workshops. Scans of course evaluations also available upon request.