Teaching

My teaching praxis is designed to wake students up to the power of knowing why “this world is not enough” (Muñoz, Cruising Utopia) 1) and ask them to think historically and politically about the utility of such a claim.
trans class photo(“Transgender Identities and Politics,” Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 2013)

For myself and students both, this means an intentional and continual process of moving my classroom into a space of productive discomfort with how reality is organized. I do this through a trans*feminist and intersectional anti-subordination praxis that works to center subjugated knowledges across comparative accounts of history, media, and culture. In all my classrooms, I strive to induce a phenomenological stance of openness to the transformative nature of historical, cultural, and textual encounter.

Courses Taught and Currently Scheduled:
Scheduled Teaching – Grand Valley State University
IDS/WGS 180: Gender and Sexuality in Comics (W 2019)
WGS 200: Introduction to Gender Studies (F 2017, F 2018, W 2019)
WGS 224: Introduction to LGBTQ Studies (F 2014, F 2015, F 2016, F 2019, W 2020)
WGS 255: Gender and Popular Culture (W 2018, W 2019)
WGS 365: Queer Theory (W 2015, W 2016, W 2017, W 2020)
WGS 495: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Capstone (W 2017)
LIB 201: Diversity in the United States (F 2014, F 2015, F 2016, F 2017, W 2018, F 2018, W 2019, F 2020)
LIB 325: LGBTQ Identities (W 2015, W 2017, F 2019)

Directed Research Supervision – Grand Valley State University
WGS 499: Advanced Research in Trans* Studies (W 2019)
HNR 499: Queer Games Studies (W 2019)
WGS 399: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Horror Cinema (F 2018)
WGS 399: Trans* Studies (F 2017)
CFV 399: Queer Theory and Film Genres (S 2017)
WGS 399: Latinx Queer/Trans* Theory (W 2017)
WGS 399: Trans of Color Masculinities (F 2016)
WGS 399: Queer/Trans* Disability and Trauma Studies (F 2016)

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
LGBT 101: Introduction to LGBT Studies (F 2013)
LGBT 201: Transgender Identities and Politics (F 2013)
LGBT 204: Bodies of Difference (S 2013)
LGBT 301: Queer Geographies and Migrations (S 2013)

The Evergreen State College
QSS2013: Queer Pleasure and Politics (S 2013)

San Francisco State University
WGS 160: Gender, Politics, and Citizenship (F 2010, S 2011, F 2011, S 2012)
WGS 551: Queer Literatures and Media (F 2010, F 2011)
WGS 552: Transgender Identities and Communities (S 2011, S 2012)
WGS 621: Feminist Theories (S 2011)
SXS 633: Queer Film and Fiction (F 2012)

Sonoma State University
WGS 375: Gender, Race, and Class (S 2011, S 2012)