Teaching is central to my work as a social scientist. The opportunity to learn and work collaboratively with students have been some of the most exciting parts of my experiences as a student and mentee and as an instructor and mentor to others.
In the 2021-2022 academic year, I am teaching the following courses at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst:
SOCIOL 212 Elementary Statistics:
This course provides a social scientific introduction to probability and statistics. Our goal is to learn about quantitative (numerical) data and to learn how to use data, probability, and statistics appropriately to study our social world.
You can view a recent syllabus for this course here.
SOCIOL 261 Population Studies:
How can we make sense of statistics and rates used to describe the COVID-19 pandemic? What do babies have to do with the economy? What explains racial inequality in health outcomes? How do young adult transitions differ across the globe? This course provides and introduction to demographic perspectives and tools that help us unpack these questions and understand key aspects of population growth, decline, movement, and change.
A syllabus for this course is not available (but stay tuned!).