I have taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and have experience with both online and in-person classes. My main areas of experience are in research methods and criminological theory, but I’m also interested in teaching interdisciplinary courses that focus on the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, and contact with the criminal legal system and other state institutions.
Research Methods in Criminal Justice
CJBA 340, John Jay College
This course applies statistical and theoretical knowledge acquired in previous courses to the design and implementation of original empirical research in criminal justice. Special attention is paid to data collection, levels of measurement, sampling, threats to validity and reliability, and ethical issues and challenges faced by researchers in the field of criminal justice. Students in this course will select a peer-reviewed research article in criminal justice and subsequently proceed through the various steps required to critique the authors’ methodological approach and propose new follow-up research that expands on the article’s findings.
Proposed New Course
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the field of queer criminology, a subdiscipline of criminology that focuses on the experiences of LGBTQIA+ people within the criminal legal system (e.g., as victims, perpetrators, and subjects of state control), and on employing queer methodological approaches and perspectives.
Gender, Communities, & Care Work
Proposed New Course
This course is designed to give students an overview of issues related to gender and care work. We will delve into questions of equity and acknowledgement in the care workforce (Whose care practices are treated as labor and compensated accordingly? Whose care practices are treated as invisible and taken for granted? How do gender and race impact our perceptions of care?), as well as exploring the types of less formal care networks and care practices that arise within different communities, particularly in response to exclusion or lack of adequate support from mainstream institutions. This course takes an intersectional approach, drawing on frameworks such as queer theory and Black feminist theory to emphasize how gender, race, class, and ability shape expectations around and responses to care work, caregiving, and caring professions.