Teaching

(Unless otherwise indicated, classes were taught at the University of Lausanne)

English Composition
Sep. – Dec. 2020
Compulsory first-year class teaching students how to write a critical, literary essay. This semester, students are asked to write an essay on Emily Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for Death” and Claude McKay’s “Enslaved.”

Explication de texte: Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony
Feb. – June 2020
2nd- and 3rd-year BA class training students in literary analysis and engagement with secondary sources. The main text for this class is Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony while secondary readings include texts by Clara Sue Kidwell and Alan Velie, Paula Gunn Allen, William Bauer, Gloria Bird, Hartmut Lutz, Gerald Vizenor, Edith Swan, and Kyoko Matsunaga.


English Composition
Sep. – Dec. 2019
Compulsory first-year class teaching students how to write a critical, literary essay. This semester, students are asked to write an essay on Emily Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for Death” and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Autumn.”

Explication de texte: Louise Erdrich’s The Round House
Feb. – June 2019
2nd- and 3rd-year BA literature class training students in literary analysis and engagement with secondary sources. This semester introduces students to Native American cultures, history, and contemporary existence by focusing on Louise Erdrich’s The Round House and including secondary sources by Sarah Deer, Cheryl Suzack, and Paula Gunn Allen.

English Composition
Sep. – Dec. 2018

Compulsory first-year class teaching students how to write a critical, literary essay. This semester, students are asked to write an essay on Emily Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for Death” and John Keats’s “Bright Star.”

Explication de texte: Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans
Feb. – July 2018
2nd and 3rd-year BA literature class aiming to offer further training in literary analysis and engagement with secondary sources. This semester’s course was on James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans and further included secondary readings from Richard Slotkin, D.H. Lawrence, Philip Deloria, and Edward Said.

Introduction to Literary Analysis
Aug. 2015 – July 2016 and Aug. – Jan. 2017
First-year class on the analysis of poetry (in the fall) as well as prose and drama (in the spring).

Introduction to Gender Studies, 20th – 21st Centuries
Feb. – July 2017
In the spring semester 2017, I assisted Prof. Valérie Cossy with two classes. This was one of them, we had 78 students and read texts by Virginia Woolf, Alice Rivaz, Simone de Beauvoir, Hélène Cixous, Betty Friedan, Kate Millett, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, Judith Butler, Eve Sedgwick, and Angela McRobbie.

Le genre et ses représentations
Feb. – July 2017
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Second class where I assisted Prof. Valérie Cossy: introduction to human sciences for science students where we taught Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus and Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake.

English Composition 101 and 201
Aug. 2014 – Jan. 2016
State University of New York at Buffalo, USA and University of Lausanne
Introduction to rhetoric, essay-writing, and research methodology for Undergraduate students in Buffalo and 1st-year English students in Lausanne.

World Civilizations I & II
Aug. 2013 – June 2014
State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
General education class for Undergraduate students about the geography and history of peoples of the world starting from Mesopotamia to the post-Cold War era.