My teaching philosophy emphasizes comparative thinking and analytical rigor using active-learning methods that promote inclusive diversity, hands-on research as well as strong oral and written communication. Logics of comparison and analyses of variation are central to sociological inquiry and I strive to deploy comparative perspectives in my undergraduate and doctoral-level courses. My approach to teaching is also informed by students’ feedback, which I integrate throughout course instruction. I welcome opportunities to mentor students by providing research experience and helping students think through post-graduation plans. I also routinely intertwine my research into my teaching and strive to cultivate intellectual curiosity and interest in sociology, migration studies, and music.
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