in the classroom and beyond: teaching and curriculum development

My teaching philosophy centers on questions of how questions of practice intersects with scholarly inquiry: what kinds of sources do we learn from, and why? How can practices linked to ethnography or translation change our relationship with the archives we consult or construct? What is the relationship between the everyday world that surrounds us and the construction of knowledge?

I am prepared to teach classes in social and cultural history in the Middle East and North Africa, global food history, and gender theory and analysis. Specializations include women & gender, emotion, and Middle East food studies. Please contact me directly for sample syllabi and course materials. 

Academic courses taught:

Instructor, Middle East II, Georgetown University, Department of History (Summer 2019)

Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic, Georgetown University, Department of Arabic & Islamic Studies (AY 2014–15, AY 2015–16)

Teaching Assistant, Elementary Modern Standard Arabic, Georgetown University, Department of Arabic & Islamic Studies (Spring 2011)

Additional experience:

Eating with Others: Food & Travel in North Africa. a collaborative investigation into how blogging can offer tools to read 19th and 20th century travelogues in new critical ways, including creative writing, reenacting historical recipes, and ethnographic exercises. (Fall 2017)

Curriculum Development, Intermediate and Advanced Modern Standard Arabic. Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University. Assembled and edited curriculum guide for 2-year Arabic grammar sequence. (Summer 2016)

English and Photography Instructor, LEAP Program, Beirut, Lebanon. Taught 2 English classes and a photography class to Palestinian youth during intensive summer program (Summer 2012). Curated exhibition of student photography (Fall 2012). Served on organization's curriculum development committee, creating lesson plans using song and music to teach a foreign language (2013).

Curriculum Development, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University. Authored teaching case study of FGC designed for an upper-level undergraduate seminar on gender and development policy. Piloted case study and co-facilitated class discussion. (AY 2011-12)

Peace Corps, Taroudant, Morocco. Designed and led trainings in gender analysis for 40 other volunteers. Part of a team that conducted and analyzed a survey on harassment issues given to 150+ Peace Corps volunteers in Morocco and used its findings to design and implement a new training approach to the issue. (2007-09)