Teaching Overview

At University College London I teach on the BA and MA programmes as well as supervise PhD students. BA courses I teach on include American Literature, Modern Literature 1900-1950, Modern Literature 1950-Present. MA teaching includes a seminar on “Complicated Feelings” and on writers like Maxine Hong Kingston, Octavia Butler, Alison Bechdel to discuss genealogies of Asian Americanist critique, Black feminist literary criticism, and queer temporalities. During my first year at UCL I won the Student Choice Award for Diverse and Inclusive Education.

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.


Student Choice Award for Diverse and Inclusive Education, University College London

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

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.