For over a decade, I have offered a range of interdisciplinary university courses in architectural history, urban studies, city planning, and urban geography. My courses examine the myriad ways that buildings and cities have been shaped by human processes, including capital circulation, racialization, and human mobility, as well as social trends, including those in cultural, artistic, and architectural production.
Whether in-person or online, I strive to create dynamic and inclusive classrooms where students feel safe taking intellectual risks. Structured activities, including close readings of texts, exercises in analyzing archival maps and images, and instruction in interviewing techniques are among the tools I use to prepare students to engage in their own readings and investigations of ordinary urban spaces. I especially enjoy taking students on guided field trips, where we establish connections between the existing urban fabric and historic photographs, maps, and plans.
During the Fall 2023 semester, I am teaching at the University of San Francisco and in UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design.