In teaching, I strive not only to disseminate substantive material but to equip my students with the skills necessary to be informed consumers and producers of knowledge. For courses, I supplement academic readings with diverse source material, including newspaper articles, podcasts, conference talks, and opinion pieces. Given my background in area studies, I prioritize placing the American social experience into global context.

I am experienced and interested in teaching courses on demography, gender, sociology of the family, culture and politics of the modern Middle East, social determinants of health, and methods of social inquiry.