As an educator, I use and teach ethnographic, historical, and narrative methods to analyze the complexities of religion, racialization, and reparation. Through a focus on original research design, I work with students to clarify their intellectual and ethical voices, and to speak with precision about power, historicity, geography, and racial formation––and the intersections amongst these concepts. My portfolio includes courses in American Religions; Social Science Research Methods; Anthropology of Race; Carcerality in the Americas; the Politics of the Urban Poor; Migration, Cities, and States; Social Justice in the City; Gender, Race, and Punishment; and Critical Approaches to Human Rights .
To date, I have designed and taught fieldwork-driven courses at New York University and Columbia University, including Religion, Gender, and Punishment in the USA and Religion on the Move. Below are a few examples of how I work with students to critically engage and theorize the co-constitution of race, religion, and mobility throughout United States history by juxtaposing familiar migration stories and contemporary events.