Teaching

CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

De Anza College, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

Palo Alto University, Spring 2017

Introduction to cultural anthropology focusing on concepts of culture, the epistemology and ethics of participant observation, kinship, ethnicity, race, exchange, gender, personhood, and wellness. Course syllabus here.

EPICS AND NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS

Hult International Business School, San Francisco, Winter 2016

Topical course assuming no previous background in anthropology but surveying theories of myth, ritual, and national belonging from anthropology, folklore studies, and religious studies including Jung, Frazer, Malinowski, Levi-Strauss, Eliade, Turner, Durkheim,  Weber, and Dundes. Course syllabus here.

 PLANET ART: AN EXPLORATION

Hult International Business School, San Francisco, Winter 2016

Topical course assuming no previous background in anthropology but surveying theories of art, materiality, and value, including Bourdieu, Boas, Gell, Miller, Munn, Sahlins, Keane, Myers, and Coombe. Course syllabus here.

 

 

(Courses taught as assistant-in-instruction:)

FOUNDATIONAL CONCEPTS IN ANTHROPOLOGY

Princeton University, Fall 2013

Introductory departmental requirement for undergraduate majors, focus on sociocultural anthropology.

THE ETHNOGRAPHER’S CRAFT

Princeton University, Fall 2010

Advanced departmental requirement for undergraduate majors in ethnographic methods and ethics.

TIBETAN BUDDHISM

Princeton University, Spring 2010

Overview of the historical development and contemporary position of Buddhism among Tibetan peoples.

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