I teach a range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Much of my teaching over the past few years has focused on the History of Science, Technology, and the Environment and has included courses such as the History of the Anthropocene, the History of Evolution and Human Consciousness, and the History of Science and Technology since 1750. I also teach the graduate seminar in Digital Public History and the History of Social and Cultural Theory seminar for the American Studies PHD Program.
In the classroom, I emphasize the importance of dialogue and interdisciplinarity. Students can expect broad ranging conversations that emerge from their weekly primary and secondary readings. Assignments focus on developing disciplinary-specific and interdisciplinary knowledge, skills, and competencies. These assignments tend to be cumulative, often resulting in collaborative digital humanities (e.g. historical GIS) or community based (e.g. oral histories) projects.
In addition to formal university classes, I also co-teach a number of non-credit, community-based seminars and workshops. These include The Ethics, Values, and Practices of Public Art in Urban Contexts Seminar Series, which began in 2017, and The Anthropocene and the City Seminar, which begins in 2018.