I’m currently teaching at Hamilton College. My recent courses include “Principles of Social and Cultural Anthropology,” “Anthropology of China,” “Anthropology of Social Media,” and “Citizenship in the Global World.”

In 2017-2019, I was a Teaching Fellow at New York University Shanghai for the course “Global Perspectives on Society.” This course, taught by an interdisciplinary team of professors and teaching fellows, is devoted to examining central questions in society through the study of key concepts and texts on the individual in society, and to developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills central to a liberal arts education. The content of the course introduces students to a range of intellectual and critical traditions, which highlight the historical and contemporary debates around the foundations of society and the analytical categories used to describe, understand, or critique society.

In summer 2018, I led a graduate-level reading seminar on “The Family and the State” at the Martin Chautari research institute in Kathmandu.

At the University of Virginia, I designed and taught my own courses in “Introduction to Anthropology” and “Anthropology of Religion.”

I’ve previously worked as a teaching assistant for the following courses at UVa (2010-2013):

  • Fantasy and Social Values
  • Anthropology of Media
  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Global Development Theory and Case Studies
  • Human Origins
  • Language and Culture
  • Culture Through Film
  • City and Community in Europe

At Biola University, I worked as a teaching/grading assistant for the following courses (2006-2008):

  • General Cultural Anthropology
  • Magic, Witchcraft, and Sorcery
  • Sign, Symbol, and Structure
  • Folk and Popular Islam
  • Contemporary Anthropological Theory