Teaching & Lecture Topics

Rooted in respect and awareness of race, class, gender, and nationality, my attraction to the field of sociology was ignited by the opportunity to study how social groups are formed, how norms are created, and how social structures are maintained and challenged. My commitment to a life of learning has been enriched by my time with students and has driven me to assist others in this exploration. Integral to my work in the classroom is an acceptance and appreciation of difference, an understanding of social structures and institutions, and confidence in the ability of groups to challenge these social structures for their benefit and others. My approach to teaching is based on eliminating various barriers to education derived from racial, class and gender difference and making use of difference to create more significant and relevant educational experiences for students.

Courses Taught

  • Critical Race Theory
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Deviant Behavior
  • History of the Black Freedom Movement
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Individual and Society
  • Research Methods (General and Qualitative)

Lecture Topics

  • Social Movement Theory
  • Food Systems
  • Urban/Community Agriculture
  • Black Feminist Theory
  • Public Sociology
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Critical Race Theory
  • History of the Black Freedom Movement
  • Transnational Resistance
  • Racial and Activist Identity Formation