Statement of Teaching Philosophy: Humanities and Literary Studies in the 21st Century


My teaching philosophy is based on the idea that a Humanities education is an integral part of any democratic society. As a result, I have integrated critical theory and cultural studies into most of my writing and literature courses. It is imperative, I believe, that all students—regardless of where they go to school—critically engage the broader philosophical issues of human imagination and culture and develop a conceptual framing for the critical understanding of social and cultural issues throughout their lives.