I’ve taught a range of undergraduate courses related to United States History, California, popular culture, the environment, writing, and research. Some recent classes include:

Mirror of the Modern World: An Introduction to Film and Film History (Colburn Conservatory, 2017) An introductory course examining the development of film in the United States over the last hundred years to better understand its profound imbrication with American life.

Surf’s Up! Southern California Beach History (UC Irvine, 2016) An upper level seminar that discussed the beach in popular culture, but also topics including:  climate and environmental change, suburban real estate and global commerce, pleasure piers and tourism, public recreation and segregation.

Hacking the Humanities (UC Irvine, 2016) An introductory course that  offered concrete examples, hands-on work, site visits and personal projects, students acquired core competences to conduct Digital Humanities research.


Syllabi available by request.