As an English instructor, I believe that writing and literary studies can foster conversations across disciplinary, historical, and cultural boundaries. I am committed to enabling my students to approach diverse perspectives with open minds; to construct nuanced, well-researched arguments; and to express their ideas in clear, engaging prose. I work to center voices from various ethnic, racial, religious, and gender identities, while supporting students’ personal learning goals. Above all, I believe that the skills students develop in my courses — close reading, critical thinking, precise writing — should continue to enrich their lives beyond the university.

Selected Courses Taught

  • Literature and Environmental Justice
  • The Medieval World
  • Premodern Ecologies (capstone seminar)
  • Science/Fiction (capstone seminar)
  • Science and Technology in Popular Media (first-year writing)
  • Place and Belonging (pre-freshman writing)

Teaching Certifications and Training

Other Teaching Experience

  • Teaching assistantships in medieval literature, early modern drama, film (Penn, 2018–2021)
  • English as a Second Language teacher (ICL Group of Colleges in Haryana, India, 2011)
  • Private tutor in English, French, math, psychology (Montreal, 2007–2011)