“Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.”
- Margaret Mead
In my role as an educator, I take a learner-centred approach to teaching. I situate myself as a guide and mentor to students, consistently encouraging the development of their critical thinking and analytic skills through their active participation in classroom lectures and course-based activities. The classroom is an interactive space where I put a premium on helping to cultivate students’ ability to understand what is happening in the world, anthropologically- attending to the why, or the broader cultural and social significance of what is being seen. Most of all, I foster students’ confidence and curiosity in a learning environment where they feel both supported to take risks with their ideas as well as validated when they make contributions.