My classroom is an assimilative space where rigorous study, scaffolded writing, and continuous self-reflection lead students towards engaged citizenship and lifelong learning.

Research in the Classroom

My courses are designed to be independent research opportunities for students at all levels of undergraduate and graduate study. My assignments ask students to focus on addressing academic, professional, or non-academic audiences in their particularities, mediating writerly voices to bring their learning to different venues.

In 2020-21 and 2022-23, I designed and ran two Anglophone poetry-focused student research projects through the CUNY Research Scholars Program: “Poetry Then and Now” (2021) and “Brooks, Rich, Walcott… and Eliot” (2022). Although this is a STEM-focused university initiative, we were allowed to take advantage of its resources and Guttman students won several awards for their work with this program.

In 2019-2020, I was awarded a MLA Course Development Grant and the CUNY Pressing Public Issues award for my work with student writing for a 200-level English course, “Colonialism in Twentieth Century Literature & Film.”

Courses Developed and Taught

Graduate Level

Film Histories and Historiography (online and hybrid modalities)

Film and Media Theory: Global Perspectives (online course)

Genre and Global Conflicts (in-person course)

Undergraduate Level

Introduction to Media Studies (online, hybrid, and in-person modalities)

Climate Change Fiction and Film (interdisciplinary writing intensive capstone)

Colonial Narratives in Twentieth Century Fiction and Film (research based seminar)

The Great War and its Discontents (interdisciplinary writing intensive capstone)

Introduction to Modern Drama (emphasis on experiential education)

Representative Writers of British Modernism

Introduction to Literary Study (“Methods” course)

Twentieth Century Women’s Literature

Composition/Reading & Writing

From Hollywood to Bollywood: A Century of Influence

Film History II – 1930 to Present

Introduction to Film Studies