“Children’s Literature.” Department of English; Ryerson University (The Chang School for Continuing Education), Summer 2014.
- This course examined children’s literature as a cultural category shaped by changing conceptions of “the child” and childhood. In addition to their connections representing the changing nature of gender roles, the course materials included cross-platform media adaptations (for example, from graphic novel to animated film). Students also engaged with multiple reinterpretations of fairy tales, as with the case study of the many versions of “Little Red Riding Hood” dating from Perrault’s original text to contemporary film adaptations.
“Zap, Pow, Bang!: Popular Literature.” Department of English; Ryerson University (The Chang School for Continuing Education), Summer 2012.
- Organized historically and by genre, this course demonstrated the impact of cultural and political issues on which works of media become “popular,” and what popular means across mediums and in a broader societal context. This course examined how separate audiences have been culturally constructed, and – as with romantic comedy or animated films, for example – how genres become devalued due to their alignment with a female or child audience.
“Writing Skills Initiative: Communication Skills for Science Students.” School of Occupational and Public Health; Ryerson University, Fall 2008, Fall 2009.
- This supplementary module assisted undergraduate students at Ryerson’s School of Occupational and Public Health with crucial academic writing skills including effective note-taking, summarizing academic articles, and sourcing academic texts and journals.
Head Teaching Assistant
“Zap, Pow, Bang!: Popular Literature.” Department of English; Ryerson University, Winter 2010.
- Duties included providing assistance and support to other TAs, preparing additional materials for tutorials and doing some administrative work such as creating rubrics for grading papers and exams. I also ran tutorials, marked assignments and supported students.
“Introduction to Film Studies.” School for Studies in Art and Culture, Film Studies Department; Carleton University, 2004-2006.
- Duties included running tutorials, marking assignments and supporting students.