Courses

African American History I

Rutgers University - Newark, Fall 2021; Fall 2022

This course is an introduction to the academic field of African-American History, from 1619 through the Reconstruction Era. Our focus will be on the major issues and events of African-
American history and culture with attention to issues of gender, class, and sexuality and how African Americans engaged in resistance during slavery and in the years after. We will also consider how this history has an impact on contemporary issues and how to share this history with a contemporary audience.

Oral History: Storytelling as Resistance

Rutgers University-Newark, Summer Session I, 2022

How can storytelling be a tool of resistance? In this course, we will explore how oral history is a method used by historians to fill in archival gaps and silences that have failed to include the history of marginalized individuals and communities. Oral history projects that capture the stories of marginalized people are an important key to understanding complex issues of oppression, strategies of resistance, and dynamics of power over time. Not only does it allow historians to ask new questions about the past, scholars and activists can also use oral history to study issues and advocate for societal change based on insights learned through oral history interviews.

History of Newark

Rutgers University - Newark, Fall 2022

This course will cover the history of Newark, New Jersey.

Intro to American Studies

Rutgers University - Newark, Spring 2018

This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of American Studies.