My teaching interests reflect my interdisciplinary academic background and my passion for community engaged learning. I have taught a variety of courses ranging from human, economic and political geography, to cultural anthropology, research methods, Latin American and Latino studies and Latin American literature. While my regional focus is the Western Hemisphere and Latin America in particular, I also have experience instructing courses with a more global emphasis.
My pedagogical philosophy rests on a firm commitment to the use of challenging yet accesible teaching methods. In addition to research papers, exams and classroom exercises, I enjoy incorporating creative options and service learning projects when possible.
I have taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses in English and Spanish at UC Berkeley, the University of San Francisco and the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS) in Guadalajara, Mexico.