Teaching

Teaching Experience                                                                                                                                 

 Instructor

Spring 2016    Judaism, Jewishness, and Modernity, Columbia University, Department of Religion

Fall 2015         Introduction to Sociology, Quinnipiac University, Sociology Department

Fall 2014         Half-Jews, Queer Jews, and Bu-Jews: Mapping Jewish Identities in America, Brandeis University.

  • Course cross-listed between Departments of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Sociology, and programs in Women’s and Gender Studies, Religious Studies, and Sexuality and Queer Studies.

 

Teaching Fellow

Fall 2011          ChaeRan Freeze, The Jewish Family: Past and Present, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

Spring 2011     Bernadette Brooten and Wendy Cadge, Religions in Greater Boston, Departments of Sociology & Near Eastern and Judaic Studies.

Fall 2010         Jonathan Sarna, World Jewry since 1945, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies.

Fall 2009         Sylvia Barack Fishman, Sociology of the American Jewish Community, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies.

In addition to these formal teaching opportunities, I have had a range of other teaching experiences both in and before graduate school.  I recently finished a project with Wendy Cadge to develop teaching guides and curricular material that will assist faculty in teaching about multiple-religious belonging and inter-religious exchange.  As part of this project, we worked collaboratively with Elinor Pierce at the The Pluralism Project at Harvard University on their Case Study Initiative for teaching about pluralism.  More information about this general project can be found here and the teaching guides here.  We are currently writing a book chapter about this work and the value of teaching about religion through case-studies. 

Right after I graduated from college, I taught Advanced Algebra and Geometry at the Hong Kong International School.