Courses Taught

Courses taught at Nevada State College.

WMST/101 – Introduction to Women’s Studies

  • Interdisciplinary analysis of women in culture and society from historical and cross-cultural perspectives.
    • In-person
    • Online

SOC/101 – Principles of Sociology

  • Sociological principles underlying the development, structure and function of culture, society, human groups, personality formation and social change.
    • Online

SOC/230 – Introduction to LGBTQ Studies

  • Study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities and identities in the context of U.S. history, politics, and culture, and their intersection with race/ethnicity, class, and other important social categories.
    • Hybrid
    • In-Person

SOC/453 – Society & Gender

  • Examines the micro-social and political aspects of gender, including socialization into gender roles and same sex and cross-sex interactions, and long-term relations.
  • Semester-long project sees students select individual topics that seek to engage with the key concerns associated with the United Nation’s Sustainable Goals 5 to create responses to the question “How can we end gender inequality in our life time?”
    • On Campus

HIST/487A – Topics in History: LGBTQ History

  • Interdisciplinary analysis of selected topics in American history, literature, art, science and material culture. Topics vary from semester to semester.  In this course, we will touch on pre-20th century LGBT history and focus on 20th century LGBT history in America covering subjects from the early understandings of non-binary sexuality and gender in the United States up to the 1980’s and 1990’s political and culture landscape. Required texts include primary and secondary sources as well as viewing documentaries and video clips throughout the course.
    • Hybrid

FIS/470 – Women in Film

  • A critical survey of women in film primarily within the United States, but also globally. Topics include narrative, subjectivity, identity, and representation of women behind the camera and in front of it.
    • In-Person

Courses taught at the College of Southern Nevada

WMST/113 – Gender, Race, and Class

  • Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural survey of the ways in which gender interacts with race, age, class, and sexuality to shape human consciousness and determine the social organization of human society.  Emphasis on interactive learning, entailing an examination of the self and one’s environment through the use of reflective writing and dialogue.
    • In-Person

Course taught at Southern New Hampshire University

IDS/404 – Popular Culture

  • Explore theoretical approaches to a study of Popular Culture through the interdisciplinary lenses of academic inquiry (historical, humanistic, socio-cultural, and scientific). Analyze the broad spectrum of popular culture as a significant driving force behind the transmission of culture and the impact on shaping the individual. Develop a knowledge base that promotes social responsibility, media literacy, and the critical thinking skills that promote cross-cultural intersections.
    • Online

PSY/331 – Human Sexuality

  • This course deals with sex as it relates to the individual, family, group and society. While this is a psychology course, some techniques and knowledge from the biological and social sciences and the humanities are used. Academic achievement and the development of personal insights are the expected results of this course. Offered as needed.
    • Online

Course taught at Franklin University:

HUMN/240 – Popular Culture

  • An introductory course that examines basic concepts in popular culture studies and the role popular arts and artifacts play in shaping cultural values. The course covers basic theories and approaches to topics like best sellers, popular music, popular art forms, cultural heroes from the sports and entertainment worlds and other popular phenomena.
    • Online

Proposed Courses

LGBTQ Film & Television

  • In this proposed course, “LGBT Film and Television,” it is my intention to spend the semester walking students through the fascinating history of LGBT film and the way that history has influenced the presence of LGBT people on television. Students will be given a crash course in film and television theory, as well as an introductory review of LGBT studies and queer theory, before diving into the history and representation of LGBT people in film and television – and ways in which viewers access and consume this media. This is an important part of studying the LGBT community as so many have fought for visibility and empowerment through popular culture and film and television producers have utilized positive images to demystify queer people to the society at large.