My teaching philosophy is simple; make the information relatable, engaging, and fun. I encourage my students to understand theoretical arguments explaining societal issues, while both critically engaging in the production of thought by creating their own arguments and participation in community-based praxis. This is designed to promote leadership, social collective efficacy and community engagement among my students. In addition to rigorous written and oral communication projects, my favorite pedagogical activities include the implementation of creative arts, including storytelling, skits, “theater” plays, talk shows, short films, spoken word, poetry, game shows, documentaries, group work, and more. It has helped to create a fun and engaging learning atmosphere that promotes leadership, creativity, critical thinking skills, and mentorship.
Areas of Specialization
- Black Girlhood Studies
- Qualitative and Black Feminist Research
- Critical Pedagogy
- Intellectual and community activism
- Arts-based research