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I teach in several disciplines on campus, most of which have to do with categories of identity and social justice.

In the case of Germany we can learn from the worst historical example of racial intolerance as well as from Germany’s successful modern-day multicultural society. In German I teach courses in learning the German language as well as more advanced German courses on cultural topics ranging from ghosts to nationalism to race to the holocaust. Topical courses give students a framework within which to approach a story, film, or other text. In addition, they cross-pollinate with students’ other courses in psychology, biology, political science, and so on.

I also teach regularly in the Gender Studies program, especially a course on masculinity and femininity in world cultures.

Lastly, I have taught a number of anthropology courses, which also have to do with how we understand cultural differences.