Since 2007, I have taught a number of courses in U.S. history as well as topics in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and public history. In my teaching and mentoring, I often introduce students to museum studies opportunities and campus archives.
I am especially interested in introducing undergraduate and graduate students to object-based learning and rare book and special collections research, and in thinking how to build community as researchers and classmates working on often difficult histories–ideas that can be traced here:
- “History in Action During the Pandemic,” profiling my Fall 2020 remote course “Women’s Rights in U.S. History,” Colgate Magazine (2021)
- History in Public: Race, Gender, and Campus Memory (Bryn Mawr College, 2016)
- Higher Education for Women: Bryn Mawr and Beyond (Bryn Mawr College, 2015)
- Teaching Religion in the History of U.S. Sexuality (2013) and NOTCHES Back to School Special: Introducing Students to the History of Sexuality (2014)
- Women in the City, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2014)
- “Queer Review” and “Desire for History,” profiling my Spring 2012 course “Queer on the Quads: Uncovering LGBTQ History at the University of Chicago.” A copy of that syllabus is linked on the Committee on LGBT History website.
- “Women’s Work,” profiling the course “Alma Mater: The History of Women at the University of Chicago,” which I designed and taught with Katherine Turk as part of the Experience of Women project (2008).
Image Credit: Dan Dry for The University of Chicago Magazine (2008).