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. 

Instructor of Record (syllabi available upon request)

The Social Life of Building - UC Berkeley (Fall 2023)

History of Architecture, 1600-present - University of San Francisco (Fall 2023)

Everyday Landscapes (online) - Northeastern University (Summer 2023) 

Introduction to Urban Studies - University of San Francisco (Spring 2023)

Bay Area Landscapes: Buildings, Infrastructure, and Everyday Life - Mills College at Northeastern University (Spring 2023

Buildings and Cities, A Global History - Mills College at Northeastern University (Fall 2022) 

On the Move: Landscapes of Migration, Mobility, and Racialization - University of Pennsylvania (Spring 2022)

Writing About Buildings & Cities - University of California, Berkeley (Spring 2017)

Courses Taught as a Graduate Student Instructor

Geography of California (Fall 2019)

Hollywood: The Place, the Industry, the Fantasy (Fall 2017)

Writing About Buildings & Cities (Spring 2017)

Geography of California (Fall 2016)

American Studies: Frontiers in American History and Culture (Fall 2015)

American Cultural Landscapes: 1900-Present (Spring 2015)

American Cultural Landscapes: 1600-1900 (Fall 2014)

History of Architecture & Urbanism: Baroque to the Present (Spring 2014)

History of Architecture & Urbanism: Pre-History to the Renaissance (Fall 2013)

Courses Graded

History of Silicon Valley (Spring 2020)

Urban Geography (Fall 2018 and Spring 2019)

World Geography (Fall 2009 and Spring 2010)

Mentorship + Community Engaged Scholarship

Berkeley Connect (Mentor, Fall 2022-Spring 2023)

Summer Bridge Connect (Senior Mentor, Summer 2021) 

Summer Bridge Connect (Mentor, Summer 2020) 

Berkeley Connect (Mentor, Fall 2018)

Berkeley Connect (Mentor, Spring 2018)

Berkeley Connect (Mentor, Fall 2017)

American Cultures Engaged Scholarship Program - Urban Geography (Chancellors Public Fellow, Fall 2017)

American Cultures Engaged Scholarship Program - Urban Geography (Chancellors Public Fellow, Spring 2017)