Hello, and welcome to my web-space for exploring literature, teaching, writing, and the teaching of writing (I will endeavor to keep this online forum better organized than my various scrawl-marked notebooks).
I am an instructor of first year composition at CUNY Queens College while pursuing my PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center.
As a teacher, I am dedicated to student-centered pedagogical practices that create writing environments meant to affirm students’ own expertise while encouraging critical thinking and growth.
As a researcher, interests include affective whiteness in writing classrooms and the intersections of dis/ability, race, and trauma in children’s literature and media.
I am currently working on my first novel, a queer YA fantasy, the writing process for which is intimately informed by both my teaching and academic research.