My training as an immigration historian and digital humanist has prepared me to teach a range of courses in which I facilitate student learning through varied activities that respect the different needs and demands of my students. I use diversified materials, including digital tools like mapping software, to present content and teach historical thinking skills that will benefit my students as they engage with the responsibilities of social citizenship. I have taught courses on U.S. and Mexican history, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, Latinx history, the American West, and oral history. I’ve also developed courses in migration history, Latinx studies, race and ethnicity, and digital humanities.
I often use digital tools in my teaching, such as the census mapping program Social Explorer and the content management system Omeka. I find students think about the past differently when they produce something original with the help of visualization and management tools. I am happy to share any of the syllabi I have created.
Student Digital Projects
Below are links to digital exhibits students have created in my classes. The course topics include oral history, modern Mexico, and Latino Studies. You can read more about the creation of an exhibit that explored Dartmouth’s Latinx past and one student’s experience here.