Teaching Experience

As Instructor of Record

  • Music, Technology, and Digital Culture (Tufts University, 2017) I designed a course on historical and contemporary developments in music and technology, with case studies including the phonograph, radio, electric guitar, synthesizer, music video games, and the mp3 format.
  • East Asian Popular Music (Brown University, 2016) Bringing together theoretical work on identity and transpacific cultural production, I developed a course on the circulation, consumption, and production of popular music in North and South Korea, mainland China, Taiwan, and Japan, with case studies on K-Pop, karaoke, Japanese hip hop, noise music, and Chinese rock.
  • The Meaning of Mashups (University of Alabama, 2013) Highlighting the way digital technologies raise new and longstanding questions related to culture and identity, I created a course that would situate musical themes—remix, remediation, sampling, copyright, theories of ownership, and historical distinctions between art and entertainment—within U.S. cultural shifts in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

As Graduate Teaching Assistant 

  •  Music and Modern Life (Brown University, 2016, Main Instructor: Marc Perlman) This upper-level survey of music in the 21st century focused on industry, technology, regulation, and identity, by drawing on case  studies and theoretical texts. I assisted with class discussion, grading, and a student mixtape project that allowed students to swap music and explore ideas related to taste and identity.
  • American Roots Music (Brown University, 2015, Main Instructor: Kiri Miller) I assisted in teaching, organizing, and leading discussion in this upper-level exploration of the construction of regional, national, and ethnic identities, featuring case studies in African American, Mexican American, and Anglo American traditions/repertoires in Appalachia, the city of Chicago, and the state of California.
  • World Music (Brown University, 2015, Main Instructor: Sheryl Kaskowitz) This survey of non-Western music emphasized the connection between global music practices and local music practices in the Providence community. I assisted with teaching, grading, planning readings, and organizing this entry-level course, as well as facilitating multiple fieldtrips and guest speakers.
  • Contemporary Music in America (University of Alabama, 2012, Main Instructor: Eric Weisbard) This upper-level course aligned musical shifts with important cultural shifts in the United States in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. I graded papers, organized readings, facilitated discussion, and taught class.
  • American Experience I (University of Alabama, 2012, Main Instructors: Eric Weisbard, Edward Tang, Michael Innis-Jiménez, Jeffrey Melton, and Jolene Hubbs) I assisted in grading, tutoring, and organizing this large lecture-style introduction to American studies and the cultural and political history of the United States. The course emphasized race and nationality from colonial North America to the Civil War. 
  • American Experience II (University of Alabama, 2013, Main Instructor: Eric Weisbard, Edward Tang, Michael Innis-Jiménez, Jeffrey Melton, and Jolene Hubbs) I assisted in grading, tutoring, and organizing this large lecture-style introduction to American studies and the cultural and political history of the United States. The course emphasized regional identity and gender from the Civil War to the 21st century.  
  • Football in American Culture (University of Alabama, 2013, Main Instructor: Michael Wood) I assisted in grading and designing tests for this large lecture-style course. The course analyzed the political, economic, psychological, and cultural dimensions of sports culture in the United States, emphasizing connections to themes pertaining to Manifest Destiny, neoliberalism, and the corporatization of universities.   
  • Introduction to Southern Studies (University of Alabama, 2013, Main Instructor: Jolene Hubbs) This literature-focused course presented an analysis of southernness, emphasizing theoretical and historical approaches to regional identity. I assisted in teaching and organizing this course, tutoring students, and developing a procedure for online office hours via a chat interface in order to interact with students remotely who could not come to in-person office hours.