Teaching is central to my scholarly life and a deep passion of mine. Students in my classes learn to analyze the structural underpinnings of pressing social issues and the processes of social change; they also experience personal growth as they learn to reflect on their own assumptions and consider diverse viewpoints. Trusting relationships are at the heart of my work with students, and I have been privileged to mentor numerous undergraduates in and beyond their time in my classroom.

Teaching Awards

  • In 2019, Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences awarded me the inaugural Dr. Devon T. Wade Mentorship and Service Award in recognition of my “exceptional commitment” to teaching and mentoring, community service, and community-building.
  • In 2017, the Columbia Sociology Department awarded me its distinguished teaching award, the Charles Tilly Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarship. 

Syracuse University, Lead Instructor

  • Qualitative Methods (undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice (undergraduate)

Columbia University, Instructor of Record

  • Race, Crime, and Law (undergraduate)
  • Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Punishment (undergraduate)

Columbia University, Teaching Assistant

  • Social Research Methods (undergraduate)
  • Sociology of Punishment (graduate)
  • Organizing Innovation (undergraduate)
  • The Social World (undergraduate)

Columbia Law School, Teaching Assistant

  • Law and Neoliberalism

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