“Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons with the greatest for the last.”
—Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Adventure of the Red Circle” in His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes
My teaching interests include (1) gender and sexuality; (2) social stratification and inequality; (3) social statistics; and (4) research methods. As a social scientist, I believe that research and teaching complement each other. I use my research activities to inform my course materials. Similarly, I use my teaching skills to render my research useful and meaningful to the communities that I study.
Also, I am committed to making my classes an equitable and inclusive learning environment for students from all backgrounds. My teaching particularly emphasizes the perspectives of systemically marginalized populations, who are excluded from full participation in social institutions that are based on certain social attributes. As a non-heterosexual individual, I understand that the educational institution as a whole may be hostile to students from systemically marginalized groups. I hope to offer a safe space in my classes, where students may develop the social science skills with which to challenge social inequality. Please see my CV for a complete list of courses taught.
- Introduction to Sociology
- Introduction to Social Research Methods
- Gender, Sexuality and Society
- Race, Class and Gender I: Concepts & Issues
- Race, Class and Gender II: Global Inequalities
- Feminist Theory
- Advanced Topics in Critical Theory (Queer Theory)
- Reading Skills II
I have also delivered guest lectures at universities in the United States and Japan.
Lecture topics: LGBTQ in Japan by the numbers; measurement of sexual orientation and gender identity in quantitative research; labor market inequality by sexual/gender minority status in Japan