Teaching

I teach my students to more deeply understand and appreciate literature through critical analysis. By sharing my enthusiasm, I encourage students to become lifelong readers, writers, and learners.

As an interdisciplinary instructor, I have experience teaching Italian language courses, first-year composition courses, theatre history courses, and literature survey courses. Through intertextual readings, formative assessment, and student-centered discussions, I guide students in the critical analysis of literary, theatrical, and medical traditions. My assignments challenge students’ assumptions about medieval and early modern cultures and foster experiential learning through applied research. My pedagogy reinforces the pertinence of Renaissance studies to students’ lives and the transferable value of literary analysis, and I have cultivated a philosophy of lifelong learning. I believe that students learn more effectively through entertainment; therefore, I regularly incorporate performance in my course design and encourage students to examine drama from multiple perspectives: reader, audience, and performer. In recognition of my pedagogical achievements and enthusiasm, I have been honored with teaching awards in foreign language, composition, and literature.

Teaching Awards

Professional Development Award, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2020

Erika Lindemann Teaching Award in Composition and Literature, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2019

Literature Teaching Award, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016

Foreign Language Teaching Award, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016

Engaged Instructor Award, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013 – Present

English 105: English Composition and Rhetoric
English 105i: Writing in Health and Medicine
English 125: Introduction to Poetry: Comparative World Poetry
English 126: Introduction to Drama
English 225: Shakespeare, Teaching Assistant
Italian 101: Elementary Italian I
Italian 102: Elementary Italian II
Italian 203: Intermediate Italian I

Adjunct Instructor in Performing Arts, Elon University, 2020

Drama and Theatre Studies 301: Theatre History and Literature I

Graduate Teaching Exchange, Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici, 2017 – 2018

Italian 101: Italian Language Elementary I

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