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Teaching (Academic, Post-Secondary)

As a public educator and theory-practitioner, my pedagogy hinges on the axes of research and praxis. I strongly believe in practice-based pedagogy and research as a logical next step to theory, and in my classrooms I aim to champion an open, safe, and collaborative environment where students serve as active co-creators of knowledge. My teaching centres care, passion, empathy, and creativity, often embracing creative--in addition to scholarly--methods of inquiry.

 

I've designed and taught classes for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Toronto (St. George)'s Faculty of Information and the University of Toronto (Scarborough)'s Department of Arts, Media, and Culture, and I've guest lectured at Western University's Faculty of Arts and Humanities. They are:

Post-Secondary Courses Taught and Designed:

  • INF2226H Queer GLAM | Faculty of Information, University of Toronto (St. George) | Winter 2024

    Course Description: This course provides an introduction to queer experiences and queer studies — including intersections of race, gender, and sexuality – within the context of Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM). The purpose of this seminar is to examine, synthesize, and understand a range of critical pressure points that have been central to queer experiences in the context of cultural heritage institutions, public history, community outreach, and “information labor” and “knowledge work." Conversely, we will ask, how do GLAM institutions shape queer identity, activism, sociability, sex, art, and politics?

  • MDSD01H3F Senior Seminar: Topics in Media and Arts | Department of Arts, Culture, and Meida, University of Toronto (Scarborough) | Fall 2022
     

  • MDSD01H3Y Senior Seminar: Topics in Media and Arts | Department of Arts, Culture, and Meida, University of Toronto (Scarborough) | Summer 2022

    Course Description: "This interdisciplinary seminar course explores the collusion between new and computational media and artistic practice. Students will be introduced to a wide range of contemporary artistic methods and critical theories that emphasize creative engagements with various media forms. Central themes of inquiry include virtual and augmented reality works, artificial intelligence art, algorithmic art, virtual dance and motion capture, electronic literatures, intermedial performance, and digital media. Through student-led seminar presentations, in-class debates, and experiential practice-based engagements with creative technologies, this course will interrogate the theory-praxis divide through a series of critical frameworks — queer, feminist, critical race, and anti-colonial — and illustrate how intermedial approaches to the arts challenge (and transform) existing practices, disciplines, and ways of expression. Particular focus will be made on the relationship between artistic praxis, humanities research, and public intervention, towards the framing of art as “aesthetic action” (Robinson 2016) to explore the sociopolitical affects of aesthetic and sensory interventions." Syllabus available upon request.
     

Post-Secondary Teaching Assistantships:

  • MDSC65H3 Games and Play | Dept. Arts, Culture, and Media, University of Toronto (Scarborough)
     

  • INF1324H Critical Infrastructures | Faculty of Information, University of Toronto (St. George)
     

  • INF2241H Critical Making: Information Studies, Social Values, and Physical Computing | Faculty of Information, University of Toronto (St. George)
     

  • INF2311H Managing Audio-Visual Materials | Faculty of Information, University of Toronto (St. George)
     

  • INF2184H Appraisal for Records Retention and Archives Acquisition | Faculty of Information, University of Toronto (St. George)
     

Post-Secondary Guest Lectures Taught:

  • “Cultural Studies of Science and Technology." INF302H1 - Integrative Approaches to Technology and Society; Faculty of Information, University of Toronto (St. George)
     

  • "Performance and the Archive." INF2184H - Appraisal for Records Retention and Archives Acquisition; Faculty of Information, University of Toronto (St. George)
     

  • “Introduction to Playwriting." WRITING 2520A - WriteNow! Speaker Series; Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Western University
     

  • “Introduction to Dramatic Writing." WRITING 1000F/G - The Writer’s Studio; Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Western University

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