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Lived religion animates my Religious Studies classrooms. This approach means that I teach students to think critically about religion in academic discourse and in the everyday. My pedagogy draws on interdisciplinary tools to present religion as a complex part of human life. My approach to teaching, like my approach to ethnographic research, unsettles expectations about how religion looks. My teaching methods model academic rigor, cultivate intellectual curiosity, and develop students’ capacities for sustained engagement with religion’s complexities. [Read more].
Sample Syllabi (others available upon request)
- Religions of the World (Spring 2017)
- Religion in America (Fall 2016)
- Introduction to Religion (Spring 2016)
- Chicago Catholicism (Fall 2015)
- Women and Religion in the U.S. (Fall 2015)
- Course website project for History of Catholicism in the U.S. (UIC, Spring 2015)
- Contemporary American Catholicism (Fall 2013)
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
- Teaching Evaluations (full reports available upon request)
- Teaching Observation, Fall 2015
- Teaching Observation, Fall 2012
- Student Letter of Recommendation
- Certificate of Completion, Teaching Certificate Program