As an art history instructor, I encourage students to critically examine their media-saturated world, supplying them with tools to cohesively communicate their observations verbally and in writing. I emphasize a students’ ability to look closely at a work of art as an essential point of engagement. I strive to create an innovative environment in which students, especially non-majors, leave with an expanded capacity to question visual media and increased empathy and understanding of other cultures. I model open inquiry by connecting global art historical works to contemporary media culture. I am passionate about digital learning initiatives and eagerly seek ways to leverage technology within my teaching.
Courses Taught/ Prepared to Teach (Web and In-Person)
Contemporary Asian Art, Architecture, and Film
Global Contemporary Art History
Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art History
Modern and Contemporary Art History
History of Chinese Art
History of Japanese Art
History of Western Art 1400 - Present
History of World Architecture Prehistory - 1400; 1400 – present
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Contemporary Asian Art, Architecture, and Film (200-level course)
This course introduces students to works of art, architecture, and film of modern and contemporary (20th and 21st century) Asia in their broader social, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Content is organized geographically and thematically. Students explore key examples of architecture, art, and film from Asia while considering the constructions and implications of an “Asian imaginary” and the Asian diaspora. The course emphasizes student’s ability to critical analyze and discuss contemporary architecture, art, and film from diverse cultures of Asia, and creates meaningful opportunities for students to actively engage art historical modes of inquiry (e.g. formal, social, post-colonial) within the wider context of a globally oriented history of contemporary visual culture.
Global Contemporary Art History (300-level course)
This course introduces students to the history of global contemporary art in relation to broader sociopolitical contexts from 1945 to the present. Course content is organized both chronologically and thematically. Students will explore the term global through key artworks and artistic movements and work to decenter the traditional modes of approaching contemporary art history through a global lens. This course integrates art historical and theoretical texts to explore global contemporary art through topics such as: the art object, canonization, nationalism, globalization, and transnational art practices.