Teaching

I’ve taught at the university level in Texas, Colorado and Ethiopia, Africa. My teaching focuses on Borderlands literature, literary theory, methods and praxis, and ecocriticism, specifically as this applies to coming to consciousness and postmodern places. I teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Most recently, my teaching has focused on elements of what I call the “Bordered Frontier” in the American Southwest and “Fantastic Landscapes”–genres of literature that often overlap: science fiction, horror, magical realism speculative fiction, and the Gothic.

The cultural theorist who most closely aligns with my outlook and sensibilities is the awesome Gloria Anzaldúa. I regularly turn to Michel Foucault, Edward Soja, Avery Gordon, Michel de Certeau, Emmanuel Levinas, Darko Suvin, Fredric Jameson, Judith Butler, bell hooks, Donna Haraway, and Carolyn Merchant whenever I begin to write…

Some of the authors I regularly teach include: Ursula K. LeGuin, Octavia E. Butler, Gloria Anzaldúa, Cherríe Moraga, Américo Paredes, Rudolfo Anaya, Larry McMurtry, Cormac McCarthy, Yuri Herrera, and Toni Morrison.

Fantastic Landscapes (Intro to Literary Studies) Syllabus

Utopia/Dystopia (Beyond Utopia) Syllabus

Borders, Borderlands, American Southwest