Teaching

My teaching experience includes graduate seminars, undergraduate lecture courses, and undergraduate seminars, representing a broad range of content: Assyriology, religious studies, ancient and modern Middle Eastern history, and language courses.

In addition, I have received extensive training in pedagogy through the Yale Certificate of College Teaching Program and Yale Center for Language Study workshops. At the University of Helsinki, I am continuing this training as part of the Peer Mentoring in Teaching Pedagogy program.

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Identity Crisis class visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Graduate Writing Clinic: Academic Writing in Theology and Biblical Studies, Instructor, University of Helsinki (Fall 2017)

Prophetic and Apocalyptic Voices A, Lecturer, Fairfield University (Fall 2016)

Prophetic and Apocalyptic Voices B, Lecturer, Fairfield University (Fall 2016)

Identity Crisis: The Politics, Privileges, and Perils of Reclaiming Ancient Heritage in the Contemporary Middle East, Instructor, Yale University (Spring 2016)

CSYC_340_Flyer-1Women in the Bible A, Lecturer, Fairfield University (Spring 2016)

Women in the Bible B, Lecturer, Fairfield University (Spring 2016)

Elementary Akkadian I, Instructor, Yale University (Fall 2015)

Women in the Bible, Lecturer, Fairfield University (Fall 2015)

Elementary Sumerian II, Instructor, Yale University (Spring 2013)

Elementary Sumerian I, Instructor, Yale University (Fall 2012)

GUEST LECTURES

“Ancient Mesopotamia’s Role in Modern Middle Eastern Identity Politics,” Guest Lecture in The Cultural Heritage of the Ancient Near East, University of Helsinki, Instructor: Professor Martti Nissinen (November 7, 2017)

Creation Stories in the Bible and the Ancient Near East: Genesis, Atra-ḫasīs, Enūma eliš, Guest Lecture in All About Eve, Fairfield University, Instructor: Professor Robert Epstein (January 2016)

The Shattered Cradle of Civilization: Destruction of Historical Sites in the Middle East, Guest Lecture in Modern Islamic Movements: Religion, Ideology, and the Rise of Fundamentalism, Trinity College, Instructor: Professor Mareike Koertner (April 2015)

DISCUSSION SECTIONS

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Akkadian I reading Ashurnasirpal II’s palace reliefs in the Yale Art Gallery

Introduction to the Modern Middle East (Writing Intensive), Teaching Fellow for Professor Benjamin R. Foster, Yale University (Fall 2011)

The Hero in the Ancient Near East (Writing Intensive), Teaching Fellow for Dr. Kathryn Slanski, Yale University (Fall 2010)