One of the most exciting aspects of working in faculty development and instructional design is joining in conversations and exchanging ideas with my peers around the world. To contribute to this community, I publish and present papers at major conferences on pedagogical topics important to me.
- Beginning in August 2021, I will serve as a visiting assistant professor of German Studies at Vassar College, where I will teach several German language courses as well as courses on literature, film and digital media, and gender and sexuality. Within the department, I will be spearheading an effort to decolonize and diversify the program’s curriculum, course offerings, and culture.
- I am currently working on an article about transferring the lessons learned as teachers during Covid-19. More soon!
- In 2020, I published two essays about inclusive teaching, queer pedagogy, and language instruction. For Expanding German Studies, a UK-based initiative to decolonize German Studies, I spoke about my efforts of remaking the curriculum in my own German department using the DEI Database I created and supervisor. For Diversity, Decolonization, and the German Curriculum, a major North American network and platform for anti-racist, feminist, and queer pedagogy and research, I outlined a theory and practice of queer language pedagogy.
- At the 2020 Northeastern MLA, I participated on a panel on LGBTQ+ representation in German Studies, giving a paper on integrating queer and feminist content into language courses.