I have designed several literature courses at the University of Pennsylvania, as a graduate fellow with the School for Liberal and Professional Studies; and at Macalester College, as a Constortium for Faculty Diversity postdoctoral fellow:
- Race and Medieval Literature (Spring 2020)
- Global Middle Ages and Modern Media (Spring 2019)
- Chaucer: Medieval Contexts and Modern Adaptations (Fall 2018, Spring 2017)
- Studies in Literature: Travel Narratives (Fall 2018)
- Narratives of Contact: Global Perspectives in Medieval Literature (Spring 2017)
- Monsters in Literature and Film: Medieval to Modern (Summer 2016)
The primary aim in my literature classes is to challenge students to think critically about the narratives that have shaped the way we view ourselves, each other, and our positions in the world. My classroom is a space of intellectual curiosity and knowledge production that is just as engaged with medieval literary histories as it is with our current social and political lives.
When I teach medieval literature, I am committed to disrupting contemporary appropriations of the Middle Ages as a heritage site for ideologies of white supremacy, while also attending to the particular forms of racial hierarchies that existed in the Middle Ages.
I’m happy to swap course syllabi and reflections with other professors who have taught similar classes and share similar pedagogical aims and interests.