At Harvard, I teach in the Department of English and in the Theater, Dance, and Media concentration. I have also taught in Expository Writing, Harvard's freshman composition program, and in the Program in General Education's multidisciplinary introduction to the humanities, Essential Works. I also teach acting and supervise the development of student theatrical productions. I have received Harvard's graduate teaching award, the Derek Bok Certificate of Excellence and Distinction in Teaching, in every semester I have taught. Click here to view sample student evaluations.
Political Theater and the Structure of Drama Spring 2017
Prison, Performance, and Justice Spring 2017 This seminar for juniors in Theater, Dance, and Media combined theories and practice of prison theater. The course culminated with the students' first-person performances drawn from their ethnographic research with members of the community.
The Book Was Better: Film, Theater, and the Novel Spring 2016 Led Harvard College honors English concentrators through their first major research assignment in preparation for their senior theses. This course focused on theory of adaptation in contemporary film and theater, focusing specifically on works adapted from English and American novels.
Expository Writing, Essential Works: Homer to Descartes Fall 2015
Shakespeare's Early Plays Spring 2015
The Humanities Colloquium Fall 2014 Introduction to the humanities from the Odyssey to Ulysses.