Experiential Learning Trips
Along with two colleagues I launched an experiential learning trip to Salvador da Bahia, Brazil in 2015 where we worked with local organizations such a Projeto Axé to give our students in-depth perspectives on the roles that race and class play in modern Brazilian society.
Civil Rights Pilgrimage
The USU Civil Rights Pilgrimage is a semi-yearly experience that provides USU students with the opportunity to participate in a nine-day pilgrimage through the American South to visit the iconic and historic locations of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s. We provide students with a powerful immersive experience by which they can engage with the very real history of race relations and diversity in the United States at a personal level. Together we get first hand accounts of the civil rights movement by meeting with civil rights leaders and foot soldiers from yesterday and today. We also work with Utah Public Radio on a radio series related to the pilgrimage. Click here for our UPR website.
I have worked with Utah Public Radio to produce award winning radio series and short documentaries about cultural difference and social inequality both in the United States and abroad. Click each image below to explore each radio series in depth.
Creative Teaching Projects
Inclusion Chalk Challenge
In 2016 I began a project called the Inclusion Chalk Challenge at Utah State University in an effort to contribute to ongoing culture of diversity and inclusion within the university student body. 32 groups of students rose to the occasion on October 19 to create chalk representations around campus with quotes about the importance of inclusion and diversity.