Teaching

I teach intermediate-level courses on anthropology and religion in an interdisciplinary liberal arts division at Babson College and in the anthropology department at Brandeis University. These courses introduce students to the fundamentals of anthropological thinking and provide a breadth of exposure to multicultural expressions of religious, political, economic, medical, and social life.

African Ways of Knowing

Anthropology of Religion

Cultural Anthropology


At Brandeis University, I taught a year-long writing course for the Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program. Below are the syllabuses from 2014-2018, as well as additional pedagogical resources and links. Each nine-month course is divided into two parts: a first semester taught in the fall and a second taught in the spring, each with the same students and both of which develop similar themes yet allow students to explore different genres of writing.

Elementary Structures of the Academic Life I: An Introduction to the Style, Substance, and Logics of Scholarly Discourse

Elementary Structures of the Academic Life II: Critical Approaches to Evaluating Evidence, Research, and Knowledge Production

Expressing Affliction I: The Structural Violence of Social Marginalization

Expressing Affliction II: Embodied Ills from Horror Fiction to the Halls of Medicine

Writing Culture I: The Intersection of Language, Race, and Ethnicity

Writing Culture II: The Intersection of Gender, Kinship, and Cosmology

Introduction to Ethnography I: Writing about Culture, Language, and Race

Introduction to Ethnography II: Writing about Gender, Kinship, and Religion


During the 2017-2018 academic year, I received funding to inaugurate Brandeis’s Workshop for Critical Inquiry and Education, an interdisciplinary venue that showcases exciting works-in-progress to support the writing curriculum.