I have designed and taught at Emory University, DePaul University, Koç University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Sabanci University. My classes are informed by feminist pedagogies of collaboration, collective understanding of texts, cultural humility, and care for community.
At the undergraduate level, I regularly teach Renaissance and Modern Philosophy (1400s-1800s Atlantic thought), lower- and upper-level courses on social and political philosophy, Kant, philosophy of race, intersectional feminism, mass incarceration in the U.S., and post- and decolonial thought. At the graduate level, I have taught seminars on feminism (especially on feminisms of color), and Kant’s epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, or politics from various interpretive perspectives.
I also teach outside the traditional classroom space on issues concerning social and racial justice and as an effort to connect with the greater Atlanta community. For the past six years I have served as a Faculty-in-Residence at Emory’s Clairmont campus, leading a theme-hall named P.E.A.C.E (Political, Ethical, Academic Community Experience). Under this program, I have organized academic engagement events and activities for undergraduate students outside the classroom, including field trips to the The Legacy Museum and Memorial: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration (by Equal Justice Initiative), National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Martin Luther King Center, Carter Center and Library, outings for Harlem Theater of Dance performance, Trevor Noah Stand-up show, screenings of Black Panther: The Vanguard of Revolution documentary followed with Q&A With Dr. Kathleen Cleaver (Emory Law), Women’s March for Social Justice in Atlanta, March for Our Lives, roundtable discussions on current social political issues such as Islamophobia (with the head imam and a Koran scholar from Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam) and Georgia Bill HB51 on Sexual Assault Survivors (with YWCA officials on public policy). As of 2018-19 Academic Year, this theme-hall has become a living learning community with a built-in undergraduate Philosophy course, PHIL 497R “What is Freedom?” or “What is Justice?” This community is also a majority nonwhite space in Emory. More info here
Here is a selected list of courses that I have designed and taught:
Graduate Seminars (2012 – 2020)
- Feminisms of Color, Spring 2019. Course Description
- Provincializing Kant, Spring 2018. Course Description
- Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, Fall 2015. Course Description
- Kant’s Critique of Judgment, Spring 2014 and Spring 2017. Course Description
- Kant’s Practical Philosophy, Fall 2014. Course Description
- Frankfurt School: History, Society, Critique, Fall 2012. Course Description
Undergraduate Courses (2006-2020)
- Seminar. Brian Stevenson’s Just Mercy.
- Lecture. History of Political Philosophy.
- Lecture. History of Renaissance and Modern Philosophy. Course Description
- Seminar on Social and Political Philosophy. Course Description
- Lecture. Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy. Course Description
- First Year Seminar on “What is Freedom?” Course Description
- Lecture/Seminar. Gender and Social Identity. Course Description
- Lecture/Seminar. Issues in Sex and Gender. Course Description
- Seminar on Philosophical Approaches to Multiculturalism. Course Description
- Seminar on Foucault, Critique, and Power. Course Description
- Seminar on Immanuel Kant. Course Description
- Seminar on Kant’s Political Philosophy. Course Description
- Lecture. “Enlightenment and Its Critics”. Course Description
- Lecture. Basic Problems in Philosophy.Course Description
- Lecture. Philosophy and Film. Course Description
- Lecture/Seminar. Business Ethics. Course Description