Social change, urban sociology, civil society and nonprofits, social movements, organizations, inequality, immigration, and research methods

Sole Instructor

  • Introduction to Sociology (SOC200): Fall 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2014
  • Urban Development (SOC422/POSC437): Spring 2019, Spring 2018
  • Wealth and Poverty in America (SOC431): Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
  • Social Movements (SOC444): Spring 2019, Spring 2017

Courses with Community Based Learning

  • Introduction to Sociology (2019): 6 week course in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where we compared two neighborhoods (Belgrano and La Boca) to illustrate foundational sociological concepts with observation and interaction in each community.
  • Urban Development (2018 & 2019): day trips to Los Angeles to learn about urban ethnography, urban planning, and divergent community responses to homelessness in Skid Row
  • Border Issues Seminar (with Kraig Beyerlein 2012-2016): week long trips to southern Arizona focused on humanitarian aid, migration, and the border’s effects on the region
  • Latino Communities Organizing Against Violence (with Mary Kate Blake 2014 and with Karen Hooge 2013): week long trips to Chicago and South Bend to learn from community organizers about efforts to reduce community violence