Teaching

I practice feminist/radical pedagogy, and try to avoid the traditional "conveyor belt" or "banking" model of teaching which views the teacher as the sole possessor of knowledge, and her job as conveying this knowledge to her students. I believe that all members of the class possess knowledge, and view learning as a cooperative process wherein students share and build on their knowledge, and learn how to get information and think critically. I try to construct a democratic and participatory classroom. As a feminist and radical economist, my ultimate goal is empowering my students and helping them find socially constructive paths.  I teach two seminars, the Political Economy of Gender, Race and Class (Econ 243) and Feminist Economics (Econ 343).  Both are reading-intensive and discussion-focused, and connect directly to my areas of expertise.   Students’ questions, discussions, and research  (including website projects  posted on TransformationCentral.org)  contribute importantly to my research.

Courses regularly taught include:

Econ 101

Econ 243

Econ 343