Teaching

I have taught courses on anthropology, religion, and social science at Babson College, Brandeis University, and currently at the College of the Holy Cross. 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. Here are recent versions of the syllabus for each of the courses I have taught. For details on individual assignments, feel free to get in touch with me directly.

Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology of Religion

Anthropology of Law

African Ways of Knowing

Foundations of Critical Inquiry (First-Year Introduction to the Liberal Arts)


From 2014 to 2018 at Brandeis University, I taught a year-long writing course for the Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program. Below are the syllabuses I developed, 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.

Introduction to Ethnography I: Writing about Culture, Language, and Race (Fall 2014)

Introduction to Ethnography II: Writing about Gender, Kinship, and Religion (Spring 2015)

Writing Culture I: The Intersection of Language, Race, and Ethnicity (Fall 2015)

Writing Culture II: The Intersection of Gender, Kinship, and Cosmology (Spring 2016)

Expressing Affliction I: The Structural Violence of Social Marginalization (Fall 2016)

Expressing Affliction II: Embodied Ills from Horror Fiction to the Halls of Medicine (Spring 2017)

Elementary Structures of the Academic Life I: An Introduction to the Style, Substance, and Logics of Scholarly Discourse (Fall 2017)

Elementary Structures of the Academic Life II: Critical Approaches to Evaluating Evidence, Research, and Knowledge Production (Spring 2018)